Genetics Research Area

Researchers interested in Genetics

Paul Ahlquist

Position title: Professor

Email: ahlquist@wisc.edu

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Molecular Virology
Molecular mechanisms of viral replication host interactions and oncogenesis

Daniel Amador-Noguez

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: amadornoguez@wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Metabolic regulation in biofuels

Jean-Michel Ané

Position title: Professor

Email: jane@wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Symbiotic associations between plants and microbes

Jeri Barak

Position title: Professor

Email: jeri.barak@wisc.edu

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

Andrew Bent

Position title: Professor

Email: afbent@wisc.edu

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Plant Pathology
Plant disease resistance and host-pathogen dynamics

Joseph Dillard

Position title: Professor

Email: jpdillard@wisc.edu

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

David Eide

Position title: Professor

Email: eide@nutrisci.wisc.edu

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

Johanna Elfenbein

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: jelfenbein@wisc.edu

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Pathobiological Sciences
Molecular mechanisms of Salmonella gut colonization and transmission

Rick Gourse

Position title: Professor

Email: rgourse@bact.wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Prokaryotic transcription/regulation of ribosome synthesis

Jo Handelsman

Position title: Professor

Email: jo.handelsman@wisc.edu

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Plant Pathology
Genetic and biochemical processes within plant and human microbiomes

Chris Hittinger

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: cthittinger@wisc.edu

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Genetics
Diversity and evolution of yeast carbon metabolism

Christina Hull

Position title: Professor

Email: cmhull@wisc.edu

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Biomolecular Chemistry
Molecular biology of human fungal pathogens

Eric Johnson

Position title: Professor

Email: eajohnso@wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Clostridium botulinum and its toxins; food and industrial microbiology

Lindsay Kalan

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: lkalan@wisc.edu

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

Kinjal Majumder

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: kmajumder@wisc.edu

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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

Email: mmandel@wisc.edu

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

Megan McClean

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: mmcclean@wisc.edu

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Biomedical Engineering
Microfluidic and optogenetic tools for studying microbial signal processing

David O'Connor

Position title: Professor

Email: dhoconno@wisc.edu

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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Genetics and immunology of HIV

Caitlin Pepperell

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: cspepper@medicine.wisc.edu

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

Jason Peters

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: jason.peters@wisc.edu

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

Brian Pfleger

Position title: Professor

Email: pfleger@engr.wisc.edu

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

JD Sauer

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: sauer3@wisc.edu

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Bacterial pathogenesis

David Schwartz

Position title: Professor

Email: dcschwartz@wisc.edu

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Genetics
Development of new genomic approaches to important biological problems

Nathaniel Sharp

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: nathaniel.sharp@wisc.edu

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Genetics
Evolutionary genetics of spontaneous mutation

Paul Sondel

Position title: Professor

Email: pmsondel@humonc.wisc.edu

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Pediatrics
Human genetics, immunology

Garret Suen

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: gsuen@wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Symbiotic microbes and microbial communities associated with herbivores

JP van Pijkeren

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: vanpijkeren@wisc.edu

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Food Science
Microbiota-host interactions and development of biotherapeutics

Jade Wang

Position title: Professor

Email: jade.wang@wisc.edu

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Bacteriology
Bacterial stress response, replication transcription conflict, genome stability

Rodney Welch

Position title: Professor

Email: rawelch@wisc.edu

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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular analysis of bacteria pathogens

Jae-Hyuk Yu

Position title: Professor

Email: jyu1@wisc.edu

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