University of Wisconsin–Madison
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences | School of Medicine and Public Health

Genomics and Proteomics

Faculty studying genomics and proteomics

Reid Alisch

Psychiatry
The role of epigenetics in human health and disease processes, particularly in relation to the origins of mental illness.

Aseem Ansari

Biochemistry
Studying the regulation of gene expression at the interface of chemistry, biology and genomics

Alan Attie

Biochemistry
Genetics of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic diseases

Anjon Audhya

Biomolecular Chemistry
Regulation of vesicle biogenesis and membrane transport during development

Karl Broman

Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Statistical
 genetics and genomics

Sean Carroll

Genetics, Molecular Biology
Genetic control of animal development and the evolution of morphological diversity

Cameron Currie

Bacteriology
Ecological and evolutionary genomics of symbiotic systems

Timothy Donohue

Bacteriology
Unlocking the secrets of microbes to benefit society

Heidi Dvinge

Biomolecular Chemistry
Mechanisms of RNA splicing and splicing dysregulation in disease; downstream processing of RNA splice variants, including regulation of cellular localization and degradation; molecular function of protein isoforms of cancer-relevant genes

David Eide

Nutritional Science
How cells and organisms survive and thrive under nutrient-deficient conditions

Feyza Engin

Biomolecular Chemistry
Diabetes and metabolic disorders, organelle dysfunction, stress responses, beta cell biology

Catherine Fox

Biomolecular Chemistry
Mechanisms required for genome duplication and stability in eukaryotic organisms

Audrey Gasch

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Elucidating the role, regulation, and evolution of eukaryotic stress responses

Melissa Harrison

Biomolecular Chemistry
Studying embryonic development to understand the transcriptional mechanisms for a totipotent state

Chris Todd Hittinger

Genetics
Evolution of carbon-responsive gene networks, yeast biodiversity, industrial brewing and biofuel applications

Akihiro Ikeda

Medical Genetics
Identifying genes involved in aging, cell proliferation and neovascularization using mouse genetics

Judith Kimble

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics
Molecular regulation of germ line self-renewal and differentiation in C. elegans

Patrick Krysan

Horticulture
Functional genomics of Arabidopsis signal transduction

Paul Marker

Pharmacy
Prostate biology, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and cancer using mouse genetics and clinical samples

Patrick Masson

Genetics
Genetics of root growth behavior using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system.

Phil Newmark

Integrative Biology
Germ cell development and regeneration in planarians; developmental biology of parasitic flatworms

Bret Payseur

Genetics and Medical Genetics
Speciation, Evolution of Extreme Phenotypes, Recombination

Caitlin Pepperell

Medicine
Ecological and evolutionary interactions between humans and human pathogens

Nicole Perna

Genetics
Systems-scale evolutionary genomics of agriculturally, biomedically and industrially significant bacteria

John Pool

Genetics
Population genomics and the genetic basis of adaptive evolution

Tomas Prolla

Genetics and Medical Genetics
DNA repair, cancer and the aging process

David Schwartz

Chemistry and Genetics
Scalable discovery of human and cancer structural variation through invention and applications of single molecule systems

Ahna Skop

Genetics, Medical Genetics and Life Science Communications
Asymmetric cell division, cytokinesis, cell polarity & cell cycle genomics and proteomics

Rupa Sridharan

Cell and Regenerative Biology
Epigenetics and Induced pluripotent stem cells

Michael Sussman

Biochemistry
Signal transduction and plasma membrane receptors in Arabidopsis thaliana, genomic technologies

Randal Tibbetts

Human Oncology
Genetic control of DNA replication and repair in mammals. Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Jue D. (Jade) Wang

Bacteriology
Genome stability, DNA replication and stress response in bacteria

Terri L. Young

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Ophthalmic genetics, refractive error genetics, and pediatric ophthalmology clinical studies

Jae-hyuk Yu

Bacteriology and Genetics
Molecular genetics and genomics of spore formation and mycotoxin biosynthesis in filamentous fungi

Jing Zhang

Oncology
Using genetically engineered mouse models to study normal and mutant hematopoietic stem cell functions

Xinyu Zhao

Neuroscience
Genetics and epigenetic regulation of neural stem cells and neuronal development

Xuehua Zhong

Genetics
Mechanisms and roles of epigenetic modifications underpinning various biological processes