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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

  • 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!

  • January 25, 2017

    Congrats are due to Tian! In collaboration with the Lynn lab, his paper titled "Non-Woven Polymer Nanofiber Coatings that Inhibit Quorum Sensing in Staphylococcus aureus: Toward New Non-Bactericidal Approaches to Infection Control" was accepted to ACS Infectious Diseases!

  • 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.