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The Blackwell Lab located in the Chemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison works at the interface of chemistry and biology.

See Research for an overview of our group's current research directions and Publications for work we've already published.

Image: Farbstudie Quadrate by Wassily Kandinsky


In partnership with Sigma-Aldrich, several of the lab's lead modulators of LuxR-type quorum sensing receptors are now available for sale!

News & Updates

  • January 18, 2016

    Good work, Michael! His paper titled, "Chemical genetics reveals environment-specific roles for quorum sensing circuits in Pseudomonas aeruginosa" was accepted today to Chemistry & Biology!

  • January 07, 2016

    Congratulations, Dr. Michael Welsh! Michael successfully defended his thesis titled, "The Application of Chemical Tools to Study Bacterial Quorum Sensing: New Insights into Virulence Pathway Regulation and Its Attenuation in Human Pathogens"!

  • January 04, 2016

    Congratulations, Kayleigh and Matt Styles! They have been selected as new trainees on the UW–Madison Chemistry-Biology Interface and Biotechnology NIH Training grants, respectively. 

  • November 18, 2015

    Several of our potent quorum sensing modulators are now available for purchase via Sigma-Aldrich! Check out the inventory here!

  • November 03, 2015

    Congrats, Matt O'Reilly! His paper titled, "Structure-Based Design and Biological Evaluation of Triphenyl Scaffold Based Hybrid Compounds as Hydrolytically Stable Modulators of a LuxR-Type Quorum Sensing Receptor" was accepted to ACS Infectious Diseases!