Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Magic Mushrooms? New Research on Fungus-Derived Hallucinogens at UW-Madison and Beyond

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October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This Wisconsin Science Festival event is free and open to the public.

Psychedelic compounds from fungi and other plant sources are being studied in combination with psychotherapy for the treatment of a number of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and addiction. UW-Madison has launched a new transdisciplinary center and master’s degree program to support the next generation of research on the potential value of these psychoactive agents to address a range of conditions and contexts. Wisconsin Public Radio’s Steve Paulson and a distinguished panel of experts will explore what we know about these compounds, how they work, and their role and impact across cultures.


– Nancy Keller, Medical Microbiology & Immunology and Bacteriology
– Charles Raison, Psychiatry
– Alberto Vargas, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies
– Cody Wenthur, School of Pharmacy

This event will be held at the Discovery Building and will also be available online.


October 23
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States


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