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Aseem Ansari

Aseem Ansari

Expert on gene regulation and genome targeting with natural and synthetic molecules

Professor, biochemistry; member, Genome Center of Wisconsin College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-265-4690 Home page


  • Control of gene expression and gene regulatory networks
  • Synthetic biology and chemical genomics
  • Dissecting the fundamental mechanism of transcription and molecular machinery that decodes genes; Targeting gene regulators to control cell fate and function (focus on stem cells)
  • Friedreich’s ataxia
  • DNA origami and development of nano-devices using biopolymers


  • Co-director, Khorana Program
  • Shaw Scholar, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • NSF career award