Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Meet the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s
Mei Baker
Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene 


Research area Public health genetics and genomics, with a focus on applying and translating advanced biochemical and molecular technologies into routine newborn screening practice to enable public health laboratories to screen for new conditions and improve screening performance for existing screened conditions.

What excites you about your work? 

“I want to solve scientific questions. Given my background as a geneticist dealing with genetic disorders, I want to find the best ways to screen for them.”

What do you hope to achieve? 

“Solving immediate problems is in my blood, and I’m interested in translational research that has a clinical impact. When I have a problem in front of me, I’ll find a solution. I love it. I feel very lucky to be in a position to solve problems.

Mei’s passion in identifying and answering relevant questions in newborn screening leads to solutions companies can apply in the real world. These solutions have the potential to touch so many lives.

– Jennifer Gottwald, WARF, Director of Licensing

Want to learn more?

Jennifer Gottwald, [email protected], 608.960.9854