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


Faculty Studying Human Genetics

Caroline Alexander

Analysis of breast development, signaling and disease

Anjon Audhya

Biomolecular Chemistry
Regulation of vesicle biogenesis and membrane transport during development

Barak Blum

Cell and Regenerative Biology
Regenerative biology of the endocrine pancreas, genetics of type-1 and type-2 diabetes

Qiang Chang

Medical Genetics and Neurology
DNA methylation-dependent epigenetic regulation of brain functions

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

Daniel S. Greenspan

Cell and Regenerative Biology
Genes important to vertebrate development and human disease

Aaron Hoskins

RNA splicing, gene expression, fluorescence microscopy, RNA/protein complexes

Dudley Lamming

Biology of aging and age-related diseases, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease

Peter Lewis

Biomolecular Chemistry
Epigenetic Mechanisms in Development and Cancer

David McCulley

Developmental biology and genetics related to lung and pulmonary vascular development and disease.

Bret Payseur

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

Caitlin Pepperell

Ecological and evolutionary interactions between humans and human pathogens

Tomas Prolla

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

Sushmita Roy

Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Machine learning methods; the structure, function and evolution of regulatory networks; predictive models

David Schwartz

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

Paul Sondel

Pediatrics, Human Oncology and Medical Genetics
Antibody recognition of cancer cells in mice and in patients

Rupa Sridharan

Cell and Regenerative Biology
Epigenetics and Induced pluripotent stem cells

Randal Tibbetts

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

Beth A. Weaver

Cell and Regenerative Biology - McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
Mitosis, Aneuploidy, Cell Cycle, Cancer

Terri L. Young

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

Xinyu Zhao

Genetics and epigenetic regulation of neural stem cells and neuronal development