Lynn Allen-Hoffmann is a pathologist, CEO and trailblazer. She is the first female UW faculty member to start a biotech company, Stratatech Corporation. In 1996 she made a remarkable discovery…
There was a time when biomedical engineer Melissa Skala dreamed of becoming an astronaut. But at a young age a fascination with physics, and then with light, emerged….
From the jungles of East Asia to poppy fields in Colombia, death sleeps a few inches beneath the ground. Across the globe an estimated 110 million land mines await reckoning….
With support from WARF Accelerator, a super-slippery coating being developed at a University of Wisconsin-Madison lab could benefit medical catheters, factory equipment and even some day, oil tankers….
Guelay Bilen-Rosas & Humberto Rosas
It is a few days before Christmas Eve. That Dr. Guelay Bilen-Rosas has found time to be interviewed is a small miracle in itself. A pediatric anesthesiologist at UW Health, she is preparing for an upcoming 20-hour operation….
Kevin Barnett, Kefeng Huang & George Huber
“When I describe what I do, I say I put dirt in a reactor, heat it up and flow liquid over it,” jokes Kevin Barnett. It is a profound understatement for Barnett, a postdoctoral researcher in the visionary lab of Prof. George Huber…
Katie Gold, Amanda Gevens & Phil Townsend
In infamy, few crop diseases rival late blight. It starved one million people and displaced a million more when it ravaged Ireland’s potato fields in the 1840s. More recently, it struck Bangladesh….
The robot in Jing Li’s laboratory does not look like one, she admits. “My student wanted to design something to replace himself.” She gestures to an unimposing circuit board on the bench top….
The data is startling: approximately 2/3 of the world must survive without ready access to fresh water at some point this year. In her office on the UW-Madison campus the global water crisis may seem far away….