Our mission is to discover, maintain, and transmit knowledge concerning basic plant biology and provide leadership in the biological sciences.
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.
Maeda Lab identifies key gene mutation that increases amino acid production and carbon dioxide consumption
If scientists could add a trait like this to crops or drug-producing plants, it could help them produce more chemicals naturally while reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
How Does Life Begin?
Botany PhD student Lena Vincent pursues the biggest question in her research on the chemical origins of life.
A mysterious kingdom
From mushrooms to mildews, fungi form the webs of life. Botany faculty and students are working to expand our knowledge of their roles and powers.
- March 30Biology Colloquium: Blake MeyersPhased, secondary siRNAs in reproduction and vegetative growth of grasses3:30 PM, 168 Noland Hall
- April 6Biology Colloquium: Kathleen WeathersCFL Kaeser Scholar lecture: Fog and the Maintenance of Ecosystems: Mist Connections3:30 PM, 168 Noland Hall
- April 13Biology Colloquium: Carrie WessingerGenetic features of parallel floral evolution in penstemon wildflowers3:30 PM, 168 Noland Hall
- April 20