University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Cellular & Molecular Biology Program

Paul Ahlquist

Oncology Department

Molecular mechanisms of virus replication, gene expression and host interactions

ahlquist@wisc.edu

Nihal Ahmad

Dermatology Department

Mechanism of cancer development & novel approaches for cancer management

nahmad@wisc.edu

Elaine Alarid

Oncology Department

Molecular mechanisms of steroid hormone action

alarid@oncology.wisc.edu

Caroline Alexander

Oncology Department

Mammary tumor cell biology

alexander@oncology.wisc.edu

Reid Alisch

Neurological Surgery Department

Neuroepigenetics of human behavior

alisch@wisc.edu

Daniel Amador-Noguez

Bacteriology Department

Metabolic regulation in biofuel producing bacteria

amadornoguez@wisc.edu

Richard Amasino

Biochemistry Department

Seasonal control of flowering

amasino@biochem.wisc.edu

Richard Anderson

Medical School Dean's Office

Molecular and cellular signaling and cancer

raanders@wisc.edu

Jean-Michel Ané

Department of Bacteriology

Symbiotic plant-microbe associations (nodulation and mycorrhization)

jane@wisc.edu

Aseem Ansari

Biochemistry Department

Designing Synthetic Transcription Factors (SynTFs) for precision medicine

azansari@wisc.edu

Lisa Arendt

Comparative Biosciences Department

Obesity, breast cancer, mouse models

lmarendt@wisc.edu

Fotis Asimakopoulos

Medicine Department

Immunobiology and immunotherapy of multiple myeloma

fasimako@medicine.wisc.edu

Alan Attie

Biochemistry Department

Molecular genetics of diabetes & insulin resistance; cell biology of lipoprotein assembly, cholesterol trafficking

adattie@wisc.edu

Anjon Audhya

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

Mechanisms of membrane trafficking; live cell imaging techniques

audhya@wisc.edu

Arash Bashirullah

Pharmacy Department

Developmental regulation of endocrine and exocrine biology

bashirullah@wisc.edu

Sebastian Bednarek

Biochemistry Department

Membrane trafficking, organelle biogenesis, cytokinesis, polarized growth

sybednar@wisc.edu

William Bement

Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology & Integrative Biology Department

Signal transduction, cell division, and cytoskeleton

wmbement@facstaff.wisc.edu

Andrew Bent

Plant Pathology Department

Molecular basis of plant disease resistance

afbent@wisc.edu

Anita Bhattacharyya

Cell and Regenerative Biology Department

Modeling neurodevelopmental disorders with human stem cells.

bhattacharyy@waisman.wisc.edu

Seth Blair

Integrative Biology Department

Development and signaling in Drosophila

ssblair@facstaff.wisc.edu

Barak Blum

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Functional beta cell maturation

bblum4@wisc.edu

Grace Boekhoff-Falk

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Limb and neural development

boekhofffalk@wisc.edu

Curtis Brandt

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Department

Virology, Herpes Simplex Virus, antivirals, gene therapy

crbrandt@wisc.edu

Emery Bresnick

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Normal and malignant hematopoiesis; epigenetics; molecular medicine

ehbresni@wisc.edu

David Brow

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

DNA transcription and RNA splicing in yeast

dabrow@wisc.edu

Mark Burkard

Medicine Department

Mitotic kinase function and cancer

mburkard@wisc.edu

Briana Burton

Bacteriology Department

Macromolecule transport across membranes

briana.burton@wisc.edu

Michael Cahill

Comparative Biosciences Department

Molecular and biochemical mechanisms of synapse morphogenesis

michael.cahill@wisc.edu

Christian Capitini

Pediatrics Department

Adoptive cell therapies (NK cell and CAR T cell infusions), Bone marrow transplant, GVHD

ccapitini@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Silvia Cavagnero

Chemistry Department

Protein folding and aggregation in the cell, molecular chaperones, role of the ribosome in protein folding

cavagnero@chem.wisc.edu

Qiang Chang

Medical Genetics Department

Epigenetic regulation of brain function

qchang@waisman.wisc.edu

Edwin Chapman

Neuroscience Department

Exocytosis, synaptic transmission, neuronal cell biology

chapman@wisc.edu

Lara Collier

Pharmacy Department

Genetic approaches to studying cancer initiation, progression, and therapy resistance

lara.collier@wisc.edu

Michael Cox

Biochemistry Department

Genetic recombination and DNA repair

mcox@wisc.edu

Vincent Cryns

Medicine Department

Mechanisms of cell death in disease

vlcryns@medicine.wisc.edu

Cynthia Czajkowski

Neuroscience Department

Molecular and cellular mechanisms of pentameric ligand gated ion channel signaling

cmczajko@wisc.edu

Loren Denlinger

Medicine Department

Pathogen-host interactions important to airway inflammation

ldenling@wisc.edu

Erik Dent

Neuroscience Department

Regulation of the cytoskeleton in neuronal differentiation

ewdent@wisc.edu

John Denu

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

Mechanisms of chromatin dynamics, epigenetics, metabolism, and signaling

jmdenu@wisc.edu

Joseph Dillard

Medical Microbiology & Immunology Department

Bacterial pathogenesis

jpdillard@wisc.edu

Timothy Donohue

Bacteriology Department

Process & control of bioenergy generation

tdonohue@bact.wisc.edu

Heidi Dvinge

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

Mechanisms and functional consequences of RNA mis-splicing in cancer.

dvinge@wisc.edu

Richard Eisenstein

Nutritional Sciences Department

Molecular control of vertebrate iron metabolism

eisenste@nutrisci.wisc.edu

Feyza Engin

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

The role of organelle dysfunction and stress responses in the pathogenesis of diabetes

fengin@wisc.edu

David Evans

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Department

Host-pathogen interactions for HIV and SIV

dtevans2@wisc.edu

Jing Fan

Nutritional Sciences Department

Mammalian cellular metabolism; metabolic regulation; tumor microenvironment

jfan4@wisc.edu

Donna Fernandez

Botany Department

Chloroplast protein targeting and organelle biogenesis

dfernand@wisc.edu

Amy Fowler

Radiology Department

Molecular imaging of steroid receptors in breast cancer

afowler@wisc.edu

Catherine Fox

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

Conservation and diversity in mechanisms that control the inheritance and expression of eukaryotic chromosomes

cfox@wisc.edu

Thomas Friedrich

Pathobiological Sciences Department

Immunity to influenza and AIDS viruses

thomasf@primate.wisc.edu

Paul Friesen

Biochemistry Department

Apoptosis, programmed cell death, mechanisms of host-virus interactions, regulation of transcription, baculovirus evolution

pfriesen@wisc.edu

Jacques Galipeau

Medicine Department

Regenerative medicine, immunotherapy, synthetic cytokines

jgalipeau@wisc.edu

Audrey Gasch

Genetics Department

Genomic expression in response to stress

agasch@wisc.edu

Ying Ge

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Systems biology, cardiac disease and regeneration

ge2@wisc.edu

Simon Gilroy

Botany Department

Plant cell biology and signal transduction

sgilroy@wisc.edu

Timothy Gomez

Neuroscience Department

Regulation of axon guidance

tmgomez@facstaff.wisc.edu

Richard Gourse

Bacteriology Department

Control of transcription initiation

rgourse@bact.wisc.edu

Daniel Greenspan

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Extracellular modulators of cellular behavior

dsgreens@wisc.edu

Anne Griep

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Molecular regulation of mammalian eye development

aegriep@wisc.edu

Yevgenya Grinblat

Integrative Biology Department

Genetic basis of neural development

ygrinblat@facstaff.wisc.edu

Guy Groblewski

Nutritional Sciences Department

Membrane trafficking in digestive epithelia

groby@nutrisci.wisc.edu

Mary Halloran

Integrative Biology Department

Mechanisms of axon guidance and neural crest cell migration during zebrafish neural development

mchalloran@facstaff.wisc.edu

Jeffrey Hardin

Integrative Biology Department

Morphogenesis and pattern formation during early development

jdhardin@wisc.edu

Melissa Harrison

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

Zygotic genome transcriptional activation

mharrison3@wisc.edu

Peiman Hematti

Medicine Department

Transplantation Immunology and Experimental Cellular Therapy

pxh@medicine.wisc.edu

Chris Hittinger

Genetics Department

Molecular evolution of gene networks

cthittinger@wisc.edu

Troy Hornberger

Comparative Biosciences Department

Mechanotransduction and the regulation of skeletal muscle mass

troy.hornberger@wisc.edu

Aaron Hoskins

Biochemistry Department

Mechanisms of pre-mRNA Splicing

ahoskins@wisc.edu

Zhen Huang

Neurology Department

Cerebral cortex development, neuronel migration, dendrite development

z.huang@neurology.wisc.edu

Christina Hull

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

Human fungal pathogen development & pathogenesis

cmhull@wisc.edu

Anna Huttenlocher

Pediatrics Department

Cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate cell migration and chemotaxis in cancer and inflammation

huttenlocher@wisc.edu

Meyer Jackson

Neuroscience Department

Electrophysiology and imaging techniques are used to explore the basic mechanisms of neuronal signaling

mbjackso@wisc.edu

Eric Johannsen

Medicine Department

Transcription, Growth Transformation, Notch Signaling

ejohannsen@medicine.wisc.edu

Jeffrey Johnson

Pharmacy Department

Signal transduction, neurotoxicity, and transcriptional control of neuroprotective genes

jeffrey.johnson@wisc.edu

Joan Jorgensen

Comparative Biosciences Department

Transcriptional control of gonad development

joan.jorgensen@wisc.edu

Mehdi Kabbage

Plant Pathology Department

Plant fungal interactions; stress tolerance, programmed cell death

kabbage@wisc.edu

Rob Kalejta

Oncology Department

Manipulation of the cell cycle by Human Cylomegalovirus

rfkalejta@wisc.edu

Timothy Kamp

Medicine Department

Cardiac ion channels function and regulation; basic mechanisms of heart failure and arrhythmias; stem cells and cardiac regeneration

tjk@medicine.wisc.edu

Junsu Kang

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Regeneration, zebrafish, enhancer, fin, heart

junsu.kang@wisc.edu

Yoshihiro Kawaoka

Pathobiological Sciences Department

Molecular pathogenesis of influenza and Ebola viruses

kawaokay@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu

James Keck

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

DNA replication, recombination, and repair

jlkeck@facstaff.wisc.edu

Nancy Keller

Medical Microbiology & Immunology Department

Aspergillus cell biology

npkeller@wisc.edu

Shannon Kenney

Oncology Department

Epstein-Barr Virus pathogenesis & treatment

skenney@wisc.edu

Patricia Kiley

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

Molecular genetics and biochemistry of oxygen regulated gene expression and transcription activation

pjkiley@wisc.edu

Judith Kimble

Biochemistry Department

Molecular genetics of animal development

jekimble@wisc.edu

Michelle Kimple

Medicine Department

Regulation of pancreatic beta-cell biology

mkimple@medicine.wisc.edu

Randall Kimple

Human Oncology Department

HPV associated cancers; therapeutic resistance in cancer

rkimple@humonc.wisc.edu

Bruce Klein

Pediatrics Department

Immunology and pathogenesis of diseases due to fungi

bsklein@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Laura Knoll

Medical Microbiology & Immunology Department

Pathogenesis and developmental regulation in the parasite toxoplasma

ljknoll@wisc.edu

Pamela Kreeger

Biomedical Engineering Department

Systems biology experiments and modeling for human cancers

kreeger@wisc.edu

Patrick Krysan

Horticulture Department

MAP kinase signal transduction in Arabidopsis

pjkrysan@wisc.edu

Paul Lambert

Oncology Department

Molecular genetics of papillomaviruses

lambert@oncology.wisc.edu

Dudley Lamming

Medicine Department

Regulation of metabolism by nutrient signaling pathways

lamming@wisc.edu

Robert Landick

Biochemistry Department

Control of transcription elongation; RNA polymerase structure/function

landick@bact.wisc.edu

Youngsook Lee

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Molecular regulation of cardiovascular development, disease, function and cardiomyogenesis

youngsooklee@wisc.edu

Peter Lewis

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

Chromatin dynamics in cancer

pwlewis2@wisc.edu

Wan-Ju Li

Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Department

iPSC-based skeletal regeneration; mesenchymal stem cell biology

li@ortho.wisc.edu

Robert Lipinski

Comparative Biosciences Department

Development of the brain and face

rjlipinski@wisc.edu

Bo Liu

Surgery Department

Cell death, signal transduction, extracellular matrix, inflammation, vascular disease

liub@surgery.wisc.edu

Dan Loeb

Oncology Department

Mechanism of replication of hepadnaviruses

loeb@oncology.wisc.edu

Ahmed Mahmoud

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Mammalian Heart Regeneration

aimahmoud@wisc.edu

Miroslav Malkovsky

Medical Microbiology & Immunology Department

Nonpeptidic anticancer and antiviral vaccines

mmalkovs@wisc.edu

Mark Mandel

Medical Microbiology & Immunology Department

Genetic analysis of bacterial colonization

mmandel@wisc.edu

Paul Marker

Pharmacy Department

Biology of the prostate gland at the molecular level

marker@wisc.edu

Thomas Martin

Biochemistry Department

Mechanisms of hormone action; regulation of hormone/neurotransmitter secretion

tfmartin@wisc.edu

Patrick Masson

Genetics Department

Molecular genetics of root growth behavior in response to mechanical stimuli

phmasson@wisc.edu

Megan McClean

Biomedical Engineering Department

Biological signal processing

mmcclean@wisc.edu

Douglas McNeel

Medicine Department

Development of immunological treatments, and vaccines in particular, that can eradicate prostate cancer

dm3@medicine.wisc.edu

Andrew Mehle

Medical Microbiology & Immunology Department

Influenza virus replication machinery

amehle@wisc.edu

Matthew Merrins

Medicine Department

Beta cell biology and diabetes

merrins@wisc.edu

Janet Mertz

Oncology Department

Epstein-Barr virus, estrogen-related receptors, and cancer

mertz@oncology.wisc.edu

Shigeki Miyamoto

Oncology Department

Regulatory mechanisms of Rel/NF-kappaB transcription factors

smiyamot@wisc.edu

Darcie Moore

Neuroscience Department

Neural stem cells and aging

darcie.moore@wisc.edu

Deane Mosher

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

Biochemistry of cell adhesion and the extracellular matrix

dfm1@medicine.wisc.edu

Phillip Newmark

Integrative Biology Department

Regeneration and germ cell development in flatworms

pnewmark@wisc.edu

David O'Connor

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department

Pathogenetics of SIV and HIV Infections

dhoconno@wisc.edu

Shelby O'Connor

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department

Host immunity to SIV/HIV and Mtb

slfeinberg@wisc.edu

Jon Odorico

Surgery Department

Embryonic stem cells to generate insulin producing cells for the treatment of diabetes and to study pancreatic islet development

jon@surgery.wisc.edu

Marisa Otegui

Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology & Botany Department

Endosomal trafficking in plants

otegui@wisc.edu

David Pagliarini

Biochemistry Department

Mitochondrial biogenesis and metabolism; cell signaling; proteomics

pagliarini@wisc.edu

Ann Palmenberg

Biochemistry Department

Molecular biology of RNA picornaviruses

acpalmen@wisc.edu

Sara Patterson

Horticulture Department

Regulation of cell separation and adhesion in Arabidopsis

spatters@wisc.edu

Francisco Pelegri

Genetics Department

Genetic control of zebrafish embryogenesis

fjpelegri@wisc.edu

Donna Peters

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department

Role of extracellular matrix and integrin signaling in human eye

dmpeter2@wisc.edu

Brian Pfleger

Chemical & Biological Engineering Department

Sustainability through synthetic biology

pfleger@engr.wisc.edu

Luigi Puglielli

Medicine Department

Molecular mechanisms of neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

lp1@medicine.wisc.edu

Aurelie Rakotondrafara

Plant Pathology Department

RNA, translation, plant virus, IRES, viral resistance

rakotondrafa@wisc.edu

Srivatsan Raman

Biochemistry Department

Synthetic biology, protein design, metabolic engineering, allostery, directed evolution

sraman4@wisc.edu

Alan Rapraeger

Human Oncology Department

Regulation of tumor proliferation, invasion and survival by adhesion receptor signaling mechanisms

rapraeger@humonc.wisc.edu

Jennifer Reed

Chemical & Biological Engineering Department

Biological network modeling of microbial systems

reed@engr.wisc.edu

Gail Robertson

Neuroscience Department

Molecular mechanisms of ion channel disease

garobert@wisc.edu

Philip Romero

Biochemistry Department

Protein engineering

promero2@wisc.edu

Avtar Roopra

Neuroscience Department

Regulation of chromatin structure in neurons and cancer

asroopra@wisc.edu

Lixin Rui

Medicine Department

Molecular pathogenesis of lymphoma

lrui@medicine.wisc.edu

Krishanu Saha

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

Human stem cell engineering

ksaha@wisc.edu

John-Demian (JD) Sauer

Medical Microbiology & Immunology Department

Host-pathogen interactions

sauer3@wisc.edu

Linda Schuler

Comparative Biosciences Department

Prolactin-related hormones: Signal transduction, receptor trafficking, and role in breast cancer

linda.schuler@wisc.edu

David Schwartz

Chemistry Department

Structural variation in mammalian genomes

dcschwartz@wisc.edu

Christine Seroogy

Pediatrics Department

Molecular regulation of T cell responsiveness

cmseroogy@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Vijay Setaluri

Dermatology Department

Cell and molecular biology of skin in health and disease

vsetaluri@dermatology.wisc.edu

Prashant Sharma

Integrative Biology Department

Biodiversity in invertebrates

psharma37@wisc.edu

Michael Sheets

Biomolecular Chemistry Department

Molecular mechanisms regulating early vertebrate development

mdsheets@wisc.edu

Nader Sheibani

Opthalmology & Visual Sciences Department

Cell adhesion and signaling in vascular cells

nsheibanikar@wisc.edu

Miriam Shelef

Medicine Department

Immune cells, autoimmunity, and arthritis

mshelef@medicine.wisc.edu

Nathan Sherer

Oncology Department

Cell biology of HIV replication

nsherer@wisc.edu

Erin Silva

Plant Pathology Department

Soil biology, soil ecology, food safety

emsilva@wisc.edu

Melissa Skala

Biomedical Engineering Department

Metabolism, cancer, microscopy

mcskala@wisc.edu

Ahna Skop

Genetics Department

Role of mRNAs in cell division and pluripotency; Neurodegeneration

skop@wisc.edu

Igor Slukvin

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department

Hematopoietic development from pluripotent stem cells; de novo generation of hematopoietic stem cells

islukvin@wisc.edu

Judith Smith

Pediatrics Department

Stress regulation of cytokine production

jsmith27@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Lloyd Smith

Chemistry Department

Development and application of novel bioanalytical methods; new instrumentation and chemistries for biological mass spectrometry and biologically modified surfaces

smith@chem.wisc.edu

Paul Sondel

Pediatrics Department

Clinical immunotherapy of cancer and tumor immunology

pmsondel@humonc.wisc.edu

Edgar Spalding

Botany Department

Plant functional genomics and physiology

spalding@wisc.edu

Rupa Sridharan

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Epigenetics, somatic cell reprogramming, cell fate change

rsridharan2@wisc.edu

Antony Stretton

Integrative Biology Department

Nematode neurobiology

aostrett@wisc.edu

Robert Striker

Medicine Department

Role of immune imbalance (CD4/CD8 ratio) in viral infections and disease

rtstriker@wisc.edu

Marulasiddappa Suresh

Pathobiological Sciences Department

T cell responses to viral infections

sureshm@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu

Michael Sussman

Biochemistry Department

Genome technologies applied to the plasma membrane of eukaryotes: signal transduction and bioenergetics

msussman@wisc.edu

John Svaren

Comparative Biosciences Department

Transcriptional regulation of peripheral nerve myelination

jpsvaren@wisc.edu

James Thomson

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Human ES cells and the biology of pluripotency

jthomson@morgridge.org

Randal Tibbetts

Human Oncology Department

DNA repair; gene expression; neurodegeneration; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

rstibbetts@wisc.edu

Ophelia Venturelli

Biochemistry Department

Systems and synthetic biology of genetic regulatory networks and microbial ecosystems

venturelli@wisc.edu

Chad Vezina

Comparative Biosciences Department

Urinary dysfunction in aging men

cmvezina@wisc.edu

Jade Wang

Stress and genome integrity in bacteria

Stress and genome integrity in bacteria

wang@bact.wisc.edu

David Wassarman

Medical Genetics Department

Neurodegeneration in Drosophila

dawassarman@wisc.edu

Jyoti Watters

Comparative Biosciences Department

Signal transduction and epigenetic regulation of microglial gene transcription and immune function

jjwatters@wisc.edu

Beth Weaver

Cell & Regenerative Biology Department

Mitosis, chromosome segregation, aneuploidy and cancer

baweaver@wisc.edu

Deric Wheeler

Human Oncology Department

Mechanisms of resistance to targeted therapies

dlwheeler@wisc.edu

Marvin Wickens

Biochemistry Department

RNA and gene control; role of RNA regulation in development and the nervous system

wickens@biochem.wisc.edu

Jill Wildonger

Biochemistry Department

Microtubule-based transport in developing neurons

wildonger@wisc.edu

Marc Wolman

Integrative Biology Department

Genetic basis of learning

mawolman@wisc.edu

Yongna Xing

Oncology Department

Cell signaling related to caner, structural biology, biochemistry, proteomics

xing@oncology.wisc.edu

Wei Xu

Oncology Department

Epigenetic control of estrogen receptor (ER) regulated transcription

wxu@oncology.wisc.edu

Eric Yen

Nutritional Sciences Department

Intestine, assimilation of dietary fat, and energy balance

eric.yen@wisc.edu

Jerry Yin

Genetics Department

Cellular/molecular mechanisms of memory formation and psychiatric dysfunction

jcyin@wisc.edu

John Yin

Chemical & Biological Engineering Department

Molecular virology, computational biology, biochemical engineering

john.yin@wisc.edu

John-Paul (JP) Yu

Radiology Department

Neuroimaging, neuropsychiatric disorders, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, systems neuroscience

jpyu@uwhealth.org

Jing Zhang

Oncology Department

Hematopoietic stem cell, leukemic stem cell, cytokine signaling

zhang@oncology.wisc.edu

Su-Chun Zhang

Neuroscience Department

Neural pathway of human embryonic stem cells

szhang4@wisc.edu

Xinyu Zhao

Neuroscience Department

Epigenetic regulation, neural stem cells, neurodevelopment, noncoding RNA, RNA binding protein, learning and memory

xinyu.zhao@wisc.edu

Xuehua Zhong

Genetics Department

Epigenetic regulation in plants

xzhong28@wisc.edu