Our mission is to discover, maintain, and transmit knowledge concerning basic plant biology and provide leadership in the biological sciences. Diversity Statement The Department of Botany at UW-Madison aspires to advance the educational and professional development of all its members, regardless of their cultural backgrounds or manners of personal identification. This department commits to make every student, staff, and faculty member feel recognized, respected, safe, and empowered. In the News These tomatoes are out of this world… or they will be soon Simon Gilroy and his lab are no strangers to sending plants into space. And, at the end of January, his team will be doing it again for their sixth experiment with NASA on the International Space Station, this time with tomatoes... Pringle lab probes death cap mushroom's toxin genes A collaborative paper published by the Pringle and Keller labs, led by newly independent scientist Mickey Drott, establishes each death cap mushroom as having its own unique suite of toxin genes. Botany professor first to receive new Rebecca Blank Professorship Kate McCulloh has been awarded the inaugural appointment for the newly established Rebecca Blank Professorship. EventsMarchMarch 6Expanding Mindscapes: A Global History of Psychedelics with Dr. Erika DyckA Borghesi-Mellon Psychedelic Pasts, Presents & Futures Workshop Event2:00 PM, 126 Memorial LibraryMarch 7Biology Colloquium: Gerald DownesTBD3:30 PM, 168 Noland HallMarch 14Biology Colloquium: Rose MarksHow to survive without water and other lessons from resurrection plants3:30 PM, 168 Noland HallMarch 21Summer Field Study in the Rocky MountainsInfo Session12:00 PM, 15 Science HallMore events More Give Support the Department of Botany’s education and research missions.