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Jo Handelsman

Jo Handelsman

Vilas Research Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, and Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-316-4555 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @jo44atWID


  • Microbiology
  • Mentoring
  • Gender bias
  • Bacteriology
  • Plant Pathology


  • 2014-2017 Associate Director for Science, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • 2010-2017 Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University
  • 2012-2014 Series Editor, “Entering Mentoring”
  • 2010-2013 Director, The Center for Scientific Teaching at Yale
  • 2007-2009 Professor and Chair, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin