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Vatsan Raman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Before joining the UW, he was a Wyss Technology Development Fellow at the Wyss Institute and Dr. George Church’s laboratory at the Harvard Medical School where he developed foundational technologies to engineer microbes using biosensors to sustainably produce fuels and chemicals. In his graduate work, he developed computational methods in the Rosetta biomolecular modeling software suite for predicting protein structures at atomic-level accuracy, in the laboratory of Dr. David Baker at the University of Washington, Seattle

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Shi Liu

Post Doctoral Fellow

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Chutikarn Chitboonthavisuk

Graduate Student 

Microbiology Doctoral Training Program

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Max Frenkel

Graduate Student 

MD-PhD program

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Rebecca Back

Graduate Student 
Genetics

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Silas Miller

Graduate Student 
Cellular and Molecular Biology

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Sarah Schmidt-Dannert

Graduate Student 

Integrated Program in Biochemistry

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Hanyi Zhang

Undergraduate Student 
Biochemistry

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Jackie Chen

Graduate Student 
Cellular and Molecular Biology Program

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James Corban

Graduate Student 

Integrated Program in Biochemistry

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Phil Huss

Graduate Student 

Microbiology Doctoral Training Program

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Anthony Meger

Graduate Student 

Integrated Program in Biochemistry

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Nathan Novy

Graduate Student 
Integrated Program in Biochemistry

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Thomas Gillis

Undergraduate Student 

Biochemistry

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Blake Zimmerman

Undergraduate Student 

Biochemistry

ALUMNI

 

Postdoctoral fellows:

Kelly Schwartz, Ph.D PPD Consulting

Graduate students:

Kyle Nishikawa Gilead Pharmaceuticals

Megan Leander Pfizer Inc

Xiangyang Liu McKinsey Inc

Yang Liu   

Delia Scoville J.D. UC Berkeley Law School

Undergraduates, Masters students and Technicians:

Nicholas Hoppe Graduate student, UCSF

Chun Huai Luo Graduate student, Johns Hopkins

Ellie Austin Dental school, Marquette University

David Salamzadeh    

Erik Iverson   

Priti Shenoy Khorana Program, Pune University

Hannah Lou Med school, Marian Univ. Med. School

Nora Lelivelt University of California-Davis

Sindhu Yarlagadda Khorana Program, IIT-Madras, India

JOIN US

We are looking for talented postdoctoral fellows. We are a young, energetic and growing lab. If you are a highly motivated individual interested in synthetic and systems biology, we would love to have you work with us!

We recruit graduate students through the following programs:
 

We are also involved in the Quantitative Biology Initiative that offers a Quantitative Biology Doctoral Minor.

We encourage talented undergraduates interested in our research to contact Dr. Vatsan Raman: 608-890-1036  |  sraman4@wisc.edu