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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

  • December 27, 2016

    Congratulations to Erica and Matt O'Reilly! They welcomed a baby girl earlier this month named Lena Noel O'Reilly!

  • December 27, 2016

    We welcomed Korbin West to the lab this semester! He is a first year in the chemistry program.

  • December 22, 2016

    Congratulations, Joseph, Yftah, and Kim! They had a paper accepted to Chembiochem today! Watch for "Simplified AIP-II Peptidomimetics are Potent Inhibitors of Staphylococcus aureus AgrC Quorum Sensing Receptors"!

  • December 14, 2016

    Congratulations are due to Betty! She has been selected to take part in the NSF ADVANCE Seminar program here in Wisconsin. She will give an invited lecture at UW-Parkside in the coming semester, gaining valuable experience presenting her research and interacting with faculty and students at a WI state university. Way to go! Yow!

  • October 28, 2016

    Michelle won third place in the poster competition at the International Chemical Biology Society meeting in Madison, WI! Wowza!