Handelsman Lab and Tiny Earth Represent at Illuminating Connections

April 7th, 2022|

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!

Collaborative research project finds bacterial “Zorbs” – A new type of bacterial social motility

January 7th, 2022|

Researchers from the Handelsman, Beebe, and Pan labs discover bacterial "zorbing," in the motile species, Flavobacterium johnsoniae.

Postdoc Amanda Hurley heads to DC for AAAS Science & Technology Fellowship

October 25th, 2021|

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!

Jo Handelsman urges scientific community to address soil crisis in Scientific American editorial

March 14th, 2021|

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.

UW–Madison Researchers Earn Army Research Office Grant to Study Microbial Communication

April 25th, 2019|

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.

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