Handelsman Lab


Research in the Handelsman lab focuses on understanding diversity in microbial communities and their role in infectious disease. In particular, we are interested in understanding the genetic basis for stability of microbial communities, the role of a gut community as a source of opportunistic pathogens, and the soil microbial community as a source of new antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes. More…


As of February 1, 2017, Jo Handelsman will be the Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More information about her role at WID here.
Center for Teaching and Learning Program Manager Aiyana Bobrownicki has enrolled for graduate school at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Congratulations, Aiyana!
Handelsman Lab Graduate Student Gabriel Lozano et al. were published in ASM’s Genome Announcements. The article titled “Draft genome sequence of biocontrol agent Bacillus cereus UW85” can be accessed on the Genome Announcements website here. Congratulations to Gabriel and the co-authors!
Past Handelsman Lab Graduate Student Matthew McMahon and his wife Michelle recently welcomed twin boys, Archie and Sam. Congratulations, Matt and Michelle!
Past Handelsman Lab Graduate Student Jonathan Holt has been appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Keck Science Department at Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges in Claremont, CA. He will be teaching an introduction biology and microbiology course. Congratulations, Jon!