Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Bacteriology. Research in my lab centers on insect-microbe interactions, with a current focus on those between mosquitoes and their gut microbiota. If this topic interests you, get in touch!

Mailing address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Bacteriology
1550 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706 USA

Lab phone: +1 (608) 263-6375
Fax: +1 (608) 262-9865


Our lab, as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land. We acknowledge the circumstances that led to the forced removal of the Ho-Chunk people, and honor their legacy of resistance and resilience. This history of colonization informs our work and vision for a collaborative future. We recognize and respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation and the other ten First Nations within the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin.

All photos on our homepage are copyrighted by the very talented Jena Johnson. Check out her online portfolio here.