Menu

  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    Six Reasons Why Life Might Exist on Venus

      The ingredients for life are adrift in the Venusian clouds. Life is primarily composed of six chemical elements: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and […]

  • Posted on
    The Promise of Safe Food for Billions

      Outside of agricultural and scientific circles, few people would hear the word “mycotoxin” and fully understand the reference. But they probably should. This menace […]

  • Posted on
    These Scientists Have Sequenced the Cranberry Genome. Now They’re Looking to Share It.

      Juan Zalapa is building a library. But it doesn’t house classic literature or thick textbooks. This one is all about cranberries. Zalapa’s construction materials […]

  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    The Race to the Animal Vault

      The last known Pyrenean ibex, a wild goat named Celia, died more than two decades ago, the victim of a falling branch. But before […]

  • Posted on
    Research Creates Teaching Opportunities

      In 2015, genetics professor Francisco Pelegrí launched a course called Developmental Genetics for Conservation and Regeneration that ties directly to his ongoing research program. […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    The New Frontiers of Potato Tech

      It’s the number one vegetable crop in the United States. Wisconsin happens to be its third largest producer (after Idaho and Washington), with 3.1 […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    The Genetic Leanings of Autism

      When Donna Werling was growing up, she often babysat her younger cousin. He was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder when Werling was in […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    A Missing Piece in the Genetic Puzzle of High Cholesterol Risk

      Precision medicine has the potential to tailor treatments to a patient’s unique genetic sequence. But achieving this precision — or developing new drugs — […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    ‘The Sweeping Landscape of Her Work’

    It took a hard-fought battle, but in 1919, after decades of petitions, demonstrations, and arrests, women finally won the right to vote. The passage and […]

  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    Deep in the Weeds

    If you were to come across a patch of thale cress poking through a crack in a parking lot, you might not think much of […]

  • Posted on
    Class Act | Upbringing, Fate Lead Nontraditional Student to Genetics

    Had it not been for her father’s truck accident, Carmen Nightfall BS’x22 might never have attended college. But the unfortunate incident sparked a positive change […]

  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    Deibel Family Gift Cultivates Grad Student Discoveries

    Scientists-in-training at the UW Food Research Institute (FRI) are identifying better probiotics and improving food safety with the help of a generous gift from retired […]