The director provides leadership in analytical services, research, teaching and outreach, as well as policy issues impacting public and environmental health in Wisconsin.
A fledgling company that emerged from the UW–Madison College of Engineering applies high-speed genetic sequencing to the difficult problem of detecting — and for the first time counting — pathogens in water.
Recent studies have shown that the complement of microorganisms known as the microbiome is an important determinant of human health and disease.
Researchers discovered extraordinarily well preserved microfossils — mineralized ‘ghost cells’ — that closely resembled bacteria from the genus Staphylococcus.
Brian Le, a UW urologist with a background in materials science, estimates that the device — if it continues to reach its research milestones — could come to market in five to 10 years.
The report by researchers at the UW Population Health Institute gives Wisconsin a grade of B– for overall health, and warns that we are falling behind other states.