Faculty Trainers and Administrative Staff

All Faculty Trainers

Paul Ahlquist

Position title: Professor

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Molecular Virology
Molecular mechanisms of viral replication host interactions and oncogenesis

Caitilyn Allen

Position title: Professor

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Plant Pathology
Physiology and genetics of bacterial plant pathogens

Daniel Amador-Noguez

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Bacteriology
Metabolic regulation in biofuels

Karthik Anantharaman

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Bacteriology
Microbial ecology, community interactions, biogeochemistry and metagenomics

David Andes

Position title: Professor

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Medicine/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Antifungal activity and drug resistance

Jean-Michel Ané

Position title: Professor

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Bacteriology
Symbiotic associations between plants and microbes

Jeri Barak

Position title: Professor

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Plant Pathology
The biology of Salmonella enterica and pathogenic E. coli in association with plants

Andrew Bent

Position title: Professor

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Plant Pathology
Plant disease resistance and host-pathogen dynamics

Helen Blackwell

Position title: Professor

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Chemistry
Quorum sensing in animal and plant-associated bacteria, artificial bacterial signaling molecules

Curtis Brandt

Position title: Professor

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Ophthalmology/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Virology, pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus, gene therapy and antiviral drugs

Briana Burton

Position title: Associate Professor

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Bacteriology
Molecular mechanisms of macromolecule transport across membranes

Hannah Carey

Position title: Professor

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Comparative Biosciences
Symbiotic relationship between mammalian hibernators and their gut microbial communities

Silvia Cavagnero

Position title: Professor

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Chemistry
Mechanism of protein folding, misfolding and aggregation in the bacterial cell

Kerri Coon

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Bacteriology
Insect-microbe interactions, impacts of gut microbes on the biology of disease vectors

Michael Cox

Position title: Professor

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Biochemistry
Molecular biology and enzymology of genetic recombination and DNA repair

Cameron Currie

Position title: Professor

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Bacteriology
Microbial ecology and evolution, symbiosis, evolutionary genomics, and host-pathogen interactions

Charles Czuprynski

Position title: Professor

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Pathobiological Sciences
Immunology and pathogenic bacteria

Joseph Dillard

Position title: Professor

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular mechanisms of disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Tim Donohue

Position title: Professor

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Bacteriology
Bacterial renewable energy strategies

David Eide

Position title: Professor

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Nutritional Sciences
Nutritional genomics and molecular responses to changes in nutrient status

Johanna Elfenbein

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Pathobiological Sciences
Molecular mechanisms of Salmonella gut colonization and transmission

Feyza Engin

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Biomolecular Chemistry
Molecular mechanisms of autoimmune diabetes, pancreatic beta cell-immune cell crosstalk

David Evans

Position title: Professor

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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Host-pathogen interactions for the human and simian immunodeficiency viruses

Katrina Forest

Position title: Professor

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Bacteriology
Structural biology of pathogenesis

Thomas Friedrich

Position title: Professor

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Pathobiological Science
Immunity to pandemic viruses: HIV and influenza

Paul Friesen

Position title: Professor

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Biochemistry
Molecular biology of eukaryotic DNA viruses, apoptosis and retrotransposons

Audrey Gasch

Position title: Professor

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Genetics
Genomic expression in fungi

Tony Goldberg

Position title: Professor

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Pathobiological Sciences
Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases

Thaddeus (Ted) Golos

Position title: Professor

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Comparative Bioscience
Biology of the maternal-fetal interface

Rick Gourse

Position title: Professor

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Bacteriology
Prokaryotic transcription/regulation of ribosome synthesis

Jenny Gumperz

Position title: Professor

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular and functional analyses of T lymphocytes in innate immunity

Jo Handelsman

Position title: Professor

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Plant Pathology
Genetic and biochemical processes within plant and human microbiomes

Katie Henzler-Wildman

Position title: Associate Professor

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Biochemistry
Molecular mechanisms of drug efflux and bacterial secondary active transport

Chris Hittinger

Position title: Associate Professor

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Genetics
Diversity and evolution of yeast carbon metabolism

Andrew Hryckowian

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Medicine/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Gut microbiome-host interactions

Christina Hull

Position title: Professor

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Biomolecular Chemistry
Molecular biology of human fungal pathogens

Anna Huttenlocher

Position title: Professor

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Pediatrics/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular mechanisms of leukocyte chemotaxis and inflammation

Tu Anh Huynh

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Food Science
Bacterial signal transduction, bacterial pathogenesis and stress response

Eric Johnson

Position title: Professor

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Bacteriology
Clostridium botulinum and its toxins; food and industrial microbiology

Lindsay Kalan

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Skin microbiome in health and disease, host-microbe/microbe-microbe interactions

Robert Kalejta

Position title: Professor

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Oncology
Viral modulation of the cell cycle

Charles Kaspar

Position title: Professor

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Bacteriology
Molecular and physiological basis of stress tolerance

Yoshihiro Kawaoka

Position title: Professor

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Pathobiological Sciences
Molecular mechanism of interspecies transmission of virus leading to pandemics in humans

James Keck

Position title: Professor

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Biomolecular Chemistry
Structure and function of proteins involved metabolic pathways

Nancy Keller

Position title: Professor

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Host and pathogen signals governing pathogenesis by fungi

Shannon Kenney

Position title: Professor

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Oncology
Epstein-Barr virus pathogenesis and treatment

Patricia Kiley

Position title: Professor

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Biomolecular Chemistry
Transcriptional control of anaerobic gene expression in E. coli

Bruce Klein

Position title: Professor

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Pediatrics/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Microbial-host interactions and pathogenesis

Laura Knoll

Position title: Professor

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular mechanisms of development and pathogenesis of Toxoplasma gondii

Robert Landick

Position title: Professor

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Biochemistry
Transcriptional regulation/RNA polymerase structure and function

Yun Liang

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular basis for sex differences in immune responses; inflammation and autoimmunity

Dan Loeb

Position title: Professor

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Oncology
Hepatitis B viruses

Kinjal Majumder

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Molecular Virology and Oncology
How viruses navigate the nuclear environment to establish viral replication centers.

Mark Mandel

Position title: Associate Professor

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Bacterial colonization of host epithelial tissue, Vibrio fischeri-squid symbiosis

Megan McClean

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Biomedical Engineering
Microfluidic and optogenetic tools for studying microbial signal processing

Katherine McMahon

Position title: Professor

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
Environmental microbiology and molecular microbial ecology

Douglas McNeel

Position title: Professor

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Hematology/Oncology
Anti-tumor DNA vaccines for prostate cancer treatment

Andrew Mehle

Position title: Associate Professor

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Influenza virus polymerase

Jeniel Nett

Position title: Associate Professor

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Medicine/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Immune responses to fungal biofilm infection

Donna Neumann

Position title: Associate Professor

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Ophthalmalogy and Visual Sciences
Epigenetic and 3-dimensional chromatin control of Herpes virus transcriptional programs

David O'Connor

Position title: Professor

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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Genetics and immunology of HIV

Shelby O'Connor

Position title: Associate Professor

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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Host and vaccine-elicited immune responses to SIV/HIV

Caitlin Pepperell

Position title: Associate Professor

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Medicine/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases

Jason Peters

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Pharmacy
CRISPR-based exploration of biological networks in antibiotic-resistant and biofuel-relevant bacteria

Brian Pfleger

Position title: Professor

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Chemical Engineering
Synthetic biology, metabolic and protein engineering, natural products

Anne Pringle

Position title: Professor

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Botany and Bacteriology
Evolution and ecology of natural populations of fungi

Vatsan Raman

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Biochemistry
Design of synthetic bacteriophages for therapy and microbiome editing, engineering microbial transcription, protein design

Federico Rey

Position title: Associate Professor

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Bacteriology
Gut microbial metabolism and human health

Matt Reynolds

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Pathobiological Sciences
Investigate adaptive immune responses to prevent or eliminate AIDS virus infections

Eric Roden

Position title: Professor

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Geoscience
Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of soils, ecophysiology of anaerobic microorganisms

Sushmita Roy

Position title: Associate Professor

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Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Inference and analysis of structure, function and evolution of regulatory networks

Wilmara Salgado-Pabón

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Pathobiological Sciences
Pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus

JD Sauer

Position title: Associate Professor

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Bacterial pathogenesis

David Schwartz

Position title: Professor

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Genetics
Development of new genomic approaches to important biological problems

Alessandro Senes

Position title: Associate Professor

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Biochemistry
Structure and function of membrane proteins of the bacterial divisome.

Nathaniel Sharp

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Genetics
Evolutionary genetics of spontaneous mutation

Nathan Sherer

Position title: Associate Professor

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Oncology
HIV-1 RNA trafficking, virus-host interactions

Judy Smith

Position title: Associate Professor

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Pediatrics/Medical Microbiology and Immunology
The intersection of endoplasmic reticulum stress, infectious and inflammatory diseases

Paul Sondel

Position title: Professor

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Pediatrics
Human genetics, immunology

Garret Suen

Position title: Associate Professor

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Bacteriology
Symbiotic microbes and microbial communities associated with herbivores

Marulasiddappa Suresh

Position title: Professor

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Pathobiological Sciences
Regulation of T-cell proliferation, apoptosis and memory

Adel Talaat

Position title: Professor

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Pathobiological Sciences
Molecular pathogenesis of tuberculosis and paratuberculosis

Michael Thomas

Position title: Professor

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Bacteriology
Biosynthesis of bacterial secondary metabolites

JP van Pijkeren

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Food Science
Microbiota-host interactions and development of biotherapeutics

Ophelia Venturelli

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Biochemistry
Synthetic biology of microbial consortia, design and analysis of gene regulatory networks

Jade Wang

Position title: Professor

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Bacteriology
Bacterial stress response, replication transcription conflict, genome stability

Karen Wassarman

Position title: Professor

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Bacteriology
Small RNAs in bacteria

Rodney Welch

Position title: Professor

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular analysis of bacteria pathogens

Thea Whitman

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Soil Science
Microbial ecology, terrestrial biogeochemistry, bioinformatics, and stable isotopes

Jon Woods

Position title: Professor

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Pathogenic mechanisms host-parasite interactions

Timothy Yoshino

Position title: Professor Emeritus

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Pathobiological Sciences
Cellular and molecular biology of schistosome blood fluke-snail host interactions

Jae-Hyuk Yu

Position title: Professor

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Bacteriology
Molecular genetics of asexual sporulation and mycotoxin biosynthesis in filamentous fungi

Mostafa Zamanian

Position title: Assistant Professor

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Pathobiological Sciences
The study and treatment of parasite (helminth) infections

Administrative Staff

John Lawler

Position title: Medical Microbiology and Immunology Departmental Administrator

Email: jlawler2@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5591

Kari Straus

Position title: Bacteriology Departmental Administrator

Email: kari.straus@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1158

Terra Theim

Position title: MDTP Coordinator

Email: coordinator@microbiology.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-0689