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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

  • September 19, 2016

    Joe Moore had a collaborative paper with the Amador-Noguez lab accepted today! Check out "Identification of unanticipated and novel N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs) using a sensitive non-targeted LC-MS/MS method" in PLOS One soon!

  • June 11, 2016

    Dr. Betty Slinger joins the lab this week as a new postdoctoral researcher. Welcome to the lab, Betty!

  • May 26, 2016

    Michael has another paper out in collaboration with the Lynn lab! Look for "Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces that Prevent Bacterial Surface Fouling and Inhibit Virulence Phenotypes in Surrounding Planktonic Cells" in ACS Infectious Diseases.

  • May 23, 2016

    We are excited to announce that Yftah and Tian's paper titled, "Highly Stable, Amide-Bridged Autoinducing Peptide Analogues that Strongly Inhibit the AgrC Quorum Sensing Receptor in Staphylococcus aureus" was accepted to Angewandte Chemie as a Highly Important paper!

  • May 13, 2016

    Michelle won the award for best speaker presentation at the 4th annual Chemical Biology Seminar Day! Hooray!