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Working together, geneticists Barry Ganetzky (holding vials containing fruit flies) and David Wassarman have used a fruit fly model to research concussion. The model has revealed key genes involved in the body’s response to brain injury and is poised to help unlock medical applications.

A Jolt to the System

For CALS geneticist Barry Ganetzky, insight into the genetic underpinnings of traumatic brain injury began by knocking out fruit flies.

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Jim Berkelman out birding on behalf of the Atlas.

For the Birds

A new version of the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas draws on the increasing power
of citizen science

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New Frontiers for No-Till

A cost-efficient, less environmentally disruptive way of planting is proving effective with the heavy soils of central Wisconsin

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Live from the lake: Patty Loew brings UW global health students and Bad River Ojibwe teens together to learn from each other and create digital stories about tribal life and concerns.

Age-Old Traditions, New Media

Life sciences communication professor Patty Loew fosters intercultural learning with workshops that help tribal teens tell their stories in a digital world.

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