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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

  • November 15, 2018

    We welcomed four new students to the Blackwell lab! Cassie Doody and Tom Polaske join us from the chemical biology path, and Maggie McEwan and Ke (Kate) Zhao join from the organic chemsitry path. Welcome aboard!

  • May 02, 2018

    Our very own Joseph has been selected to attend the 2018 Summer ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium.  This is a huge honor and one Joseph should be proud of. Way to go Joseph!  

  • 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), not only a Chemistry Department Scholarship, but also a Honors Senior Thesis Grant!  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!