Developing a mouse model to study pathogenicity of gonorrhea.
My research involves studying the mechanisms C. difficile uses to be a successful pathogen. If we understand how C. difficile makes people sick, we can target these mechanisms and treat people who have CDI with antibiotic alternative interventions, such as diet.
How did life get started from non-living ingredients on the early Earth? Does life exist on other worlds and if so, how will we know when we find it? These are the big questions motivating my research on the chemical origins of life.
Kushin enjoys practicing sketching as much he enjoys researching it. His lifelong dream is to publish his own manga.
Kaitlin Moore is a Kiwi émigré to the United States who loves to build swords, take astrophotographs, and go on long runs with their dog. Kaitlin spends most days playing video games, and most nights leaving their camera shutter open to the stars.
Aedan Gardill was born and raised right here in Madison, Wisconsin. Growing up, he was always interested in science and art, and in college at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, began exploring the interdisciplinary connections between the two. Aedan received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both physics and art at Lawrence, and is continuing his study of physics as a graduate student at UW Madison. As a Kohler Fellow, he will be able to continue exploring the connections between art and science.
Matt was born in Poland and came to the US at a young age. He grew up in a rural town in upstate NY near a Russian community and has since been interested in immigrant experiences in the US. His parents had both studied art in Poland and inspired Matt to pursue an arts education. At UW Madison he is working on his dissertation in art history.