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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

  • August 22, 2017

    Please give Michelle et al. a hearty congratulations — her collaborative paper with former groups members J.P. Gerdt, Danielle Stacy, Josh Combs, Jacob Brummond, and Clare Xu was accepted at ACS Chemical Biology today! Awesome work!

  • April 28, 2017

    Congratulations to Michelle, Tian, and Joseph for winning major departmental graduate student awards! Michelle won the Hirschmann/Rich Award in Bioorganic Chemistry, Tian won the Casey Award for Excellence in Chemical Biology Research, and Joseph won the Goering Award in Organic Chemistry! Way to go!

  • April 12, 2017

    Wenqi Shen has been awarded three undergraduate scholarships! She is the proud recipient of a Chemistry Department research scholarship, a Biochemistry Department research scholarship, and a prestigious Hilldale Undergraduate Scholarship! Way to go Wenqi! Yow!

  • March 19, 2017

    Matt Styles received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship this week! Way to go, Matt!

  • March 01, 2017

    Tian's collaborative work with the Lynn lab has been highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News! Check it out here!