Participating BTP Trainers



Abbott, Nicholas L.
(608) 265-5278
Chemical and Biological Engineering - exploiting the liquid crystalline state of matter to amplify and transduce recognition events between biological molecules; designing interfaces that present a range of recognition moieties such that specific binding of biological molecules to these moieties can trigger a change in the orientation of supported liquid crystalline phase
Ané, Jean-Michel
(608) 262-6457
Bacteriology understand and manipulate the molecular mechanism controlling symbiotic associations between plants and microbes, to use microbes better to maintain the sustainability of our agriculture by protecting the environment over the long term and reducing costs for food, feed and biofuel production
Ashton, Randolph
(608) 316-4312

Biomedical Engineering understand, model, and recapitulate in vitro the instructive signals utilized by human embryos to pattern tissue-specific differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, and apply this knowledge towards the rational design of tissue engineered scaffolds and other regenerative therapeutic strategies
Craciun, Gheorghe
(608) 265-3391
Mathematics and Biomolecular Chemistry - mathematical and computational methods in biology and medicine
Denu, John M.
(608) 316-4341
Biomolecular Chemistry - mechanics and biological function of of reversible protein modifications involved in moedulating signal transduction, chromatin dynamics, and gene activation
Engin, Feyza
(608) 262-8667
Biomolecular Chemistry - understanding the role of organelle stress in the pathogenesis of diabetes, with particular interest in examining the β-cell Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) Stress and Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) in the context of autoimmune diabetes
Fadl, Amin
(608) 890-2398
Animal Sciences - the molecular pathogenesis of food-borne enteric pathogen Salmonella
Fox, Catherine A.
(608) 262-9370
Biomolecular Chemistry - interested in the structure and function of eukaryotic chromosomes and focus primarily on understanding how chromosome structure, at the levels of chromatin and nuclear architecture, regulate DNA replication and gene expression
Havey, Michael J.
(608) 262-1830
Horticulture - genetics, genomics, and breeding for production, flavor, and health-enhancing attributes of major vegetable crops; identification of molecular markers as indirect selection tools near major loci of economic importance; development of genomic and bioinformatic resources for onion and other major plants in the monocot order Asparagales
Johnson, Jeffrey A.
(608) 262-2893
Pharmaceutical Sciences - molecular neuropharmacology / neurotoxicology
Kiley, Patricia J.
(608) 262-6632
Biomolecular Chemistry - signaling pathways and gene expression programs organisms use to respond to changes in the levels of oxygen in the environment
Kimble, Judith
(608) 262-6188
Biochemistry - understanding the regulation of animal development at the molecular level, with particular interested in controls of cell fate and patterning within multicellular tissues; our experimental approach relies on the powerful genetics, simple anatomy and complete genome sequence of the nematode C. elegans; this model organism provides a way to identify and analyze regulators that are used throughout the animal kingdom for basic processes of development; our work concerns three primary areas: signal transduction and regulation of proliferation; translational control and controls of cell fate; and organogenesis
Nickles, R. Jerry
(608) 263-1026
Medical Physics - applying nuclear physics to medicine by producing short-lived positron-emitting radionuclides needed to label diagnostic tracers. My group drives a pair of cyclotrons to produce the research tracers that act as molecular targeting agents to identify, localize, and stage cancer, Alzheimer's, and other such disease states
Noguera, Daniel R.
(608) 263-7783
Civil and Environmental Engineering - combination of mathematical modeling and microbiological tools to study the microbial ecology of natural and engineered systems, with emphasis in microbial aggregates and biofilms; bioremediation
Palecek, Sean P.
(608) 262-8931
Chemical and Biological Engineering - regulation of cell adhesion and polarity by chemical signaling networks; design of novel assays for global analysis of gene transcription and protein activity
Pedersen, Joel A.
(608) 263-4971
Soil Science - behavior of organic chemicals in soil, sediment and water systems; soil biochemistry; ecotoxicology
Record, M. Thomas, Jr.
(608) 262-5332
Biochemistry/ChemistryProtein-nucleic acid interactions, including kinetics and mechanism of transcription initiation, characterization of DNA wrapping in protein DNA complexes, development of small molecule solutes as thermodynamic and mechanistic probes of protein and DNA conformational changes
Schuler, Linda A.
(608) 263-9825
Comparative Biosciences - prolactin-related growth factors expressed by the placenta; their structure, genes, regulation, receptor structure, and action
Weibel, Douglas B.
(608) 890-1342
Biochemistry - using interdisciplinary approach to study bacterial cell biology and behavior based on a fusion of techniques from cell biology, bacterial genetics, chemical biology, materials science and engineering, and microbiology
Wickens, Marvin P.
(608) 262-8007
Biochemistry - understanding how RNAs and proteins interact, and the biological importance of those interactions; developed a rapid and facile method for detecting and analyzing RNA-protein interaction in vivo, with applications in the development of therapeutics, the analysis of RNA viruses, aging, and development; concentrates on biological problems concerning RNA processing, translation mRNA turnover and mammalian RNA viruses
Wildonger, Jill
(608) 890-4619
Biochemistry - characterizing how discrete functional domains in neurons are created by investigating how proteins are trafficked; combining in vitro approaches with in vivo live-cell imaging in the developing fruit fly
Zhang, Su-Chun
(608) 265-2543
Neuroscience - human stem cells and neural regeneration; how functionally diversified neuronal and glial subtypes are born in the making of our human brain