NIC Staff

Sarah SwansonSarah Swanson, NIC Director, received her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. She did her undergraduate studies in the Botany and Music Departments at UW-Madison and worked as a postdoc in the Biology Department at PennState University. She splits her time between assisting other researchers in the NIC and working in the Gilroy Lab studying plant cell signal transduction following hormonal or mechanical stimuli.


  • Email:
  • Office Phone: 608-262-4008
  • NIC Phone: 608-890-0578
  • Office Location: B121 Birge Hall (or B120 Gilroy Lab)
  • NIC Location: B150 Birge Hall (more information)


NIC Faculty Supervisors

Edgar Spalding, Professor of Botany

Marissa Otegui, Associate Professor of Botany



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