Located at the Waisman Center of University of Wisconsin-Madison, our laboratory is part of the Department of Neuroscience and Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center.   We strive to adapt, develop, and integrate state-of-art approaches to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying neurogenesis and neuronal development.

Contact Phone: (608) 890-4392

New Awards!

Lucy Zhao is awarded UW Hilldale Fellowship for undergraduate research

Ryan Risgaard has is awarded three prestigious undergraduate research awards:

  • (National) National Fragile X Foundation undergraduate research award
  • (National) Autism Science Foundation undergraduate research award
  • (Uw-Madison) Mary Shine Peterson undergraduate research award

Our lab has recently received new grants from Brain Research Foundation, NIH, and UW (UW2020)

New publications:

“Human Adult Neurogenesis: Evidence and Remaining Questions” Cell Stem Cell April 2018 (the paper)


Xinyu Zhao will give a keynote presentation at the National Fragile X Conference (Conference July 11-15, 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio): “Bridging the gap: how human stem cells may help us to find treatments for fragile X syndrome.”