Farbstudie Quadrate by Wassily Kandinsky

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 13, 2018

    Please join me in congratulating our very own Stephen Early in being awarded not only a Hilldale Undergraduate Fellowship (the most prestigious fellowship given to undergraduates by UW), but also a Chemistry Department Scholarship!  Way to go Stephen!  Wow!

  • April 17, 2018

    Congratulations to Helen! For her immense commitment to mentoring and teaching students within the Chemistry department, the GSFLC have awarded her a 2018 GSFLC Mentor Award! Great job, Helen!

  • March 29, 2018

    Wenqi is the winner of not one, two, or three scholarships, but four scholarships! Three from the Chemistry Department and 1 from Biochemistry. These funds will support her over the summer and in the fall.  Many congratulations Wenqi!

  • January 10, 2018

    Congratulations to Dr. Tian Yang! Tian successfully defended his thesis titled, "The Development and Application of Chemical Tools to Study Quorum Sensing in Staphylococci"! Way to go, Tian!

  • December 21, 2017

    Betty was just awarded a very prestigious, very competitive NIH Postdoctoral fellowship! Yow! Way to go Betty. A wonderful present for the holiday season.