Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
2204B HF DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building
(608) 890-4619 /
Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ
Education: B.A. Swarthmore College; Ph.D. Columbia University; Post-doctoral fellow University of California San Francisco
Lab website: https://biochem.wisc.edu/faculty/wildonger
Neurons are essential to life. For neurons to function properly, many different proteins, vesicles, and organelles have to be at the right place at the right time. We’re interested in the intracellular transport system that neurons use to localize cargo and keep neurons working normally.
What is your passion? Neurons!
What advice do you have for undergrads, grads, postdocs seeking careers in STEM fields? Follow your interests! I wholeheartedly agree with the saying that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. STEM careers are exciting, fun and rewarding because there are so many career options that give you the chance to do what you love. Find your interests and follow them!
What do you like to do when you’re away from work? I enjoy being outside –raking leaves, shoveling snow, running with my husband, being at the playground with my son, or just sitting on the porch reading the Sunday paper.