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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

  • April 05, 2016

    Congratulations, Matt Styles, for your selection as an honorable mention in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program!

  • February 19, 2016

    Check out Michael's new paper in collaboration with the Lynn and Palacek labs titled, "Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces that Prevent Microbial Surface Fouling and Kill Non-Adherent Pathogens in Surrounding Media: A Controlled Release Approach." Interesting stuff, team!

  • 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.