Illuminating Connections Handelsman Lab members engaged with other researchers and the general public at Illuminating Connections. We had posters and activities about Tiny Earth, the Tiny Earth Chemistry Hub, and our research on microbial communities!
Researchers from the Handelsman, Beebe, and Pan labs discover bacterial "zorbing," in the motile species, Flavobacterium johnsoniae.
Postdoc Amanda Hurley was awarded an AAAS Science & Technology Fellowship at the US Department of State. She’ll begin her new position at the end of October. Dr. Hurley has been an incredible scientist and mentor in the Handelsman Lab, and we wish her the best!
As a preview to her forthcoming book, A World Without Soil, Jo Handelsman calls to change destructive farming practices to ones that will retain soil carbon and mitigate climate change.
Tiny Earth researchers engage with middle school students on antibiotic discovery and what it's like to be a scientist.
Panelists discuss water and soil challenges faced by current farming practices and ideas for future solutions on the Produce Marketing Association's virtual town hall.
Jo Handelsman guest stars on the Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda podcast. They discuss microbes, soil, climate change, and the importance of bacteria to human survival.
Jo Handelsman discusses the need for scientific collaboration among researchers, policymakers, artists, and the public with The Capital Times.
Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Jo Handelsman, and assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Ophelia Venturelli, were awarded Army Research Office Grant in collaboration with researchers across the country to study microbial networks.
Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Jo Handelsman has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which recognizes contributions that advance public affairs and science. She will be inducted at a ceremony in October in Cambridge, Massachusetts.