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

Researchers by Organism

Model Organisms

Research in our department encompasses all levels of genetic analysis, including studies aimed at understanding the structure and organization of the genetic material, how expression of genetic information is regulated throughout development, the forces that affect variation in natural populations and how the genetic composition of populations changes over evolutionary time. A primary focus is on using various experimental systems that range from simple model organisms to mice to humans to elucidate fundamental biological problems.

Researchers in the Laboratory of Genetics and Genetics Training Program combine many technologies and approaches for an integrated view of genetics. Below is a summary of the major research areas, with many lab research programs spanning multiple themes.