Personnel

The UW-Madison Biotechnology Center is currently open and following the university’s COVID-19 Response regarding campus operations.

Sandra Splinter BonDurant, MS
Core Director, 2320 Biotechnology Center
Phone: 608-890-0166
E-mail: sandrasb@biotech.wisc.edu

Background: Sandra has been a member of the Gene Expression Center since 1999. Prior to coming to the UW, Sandra was a cellular and molecular biologist in the CAPD division, working on antibiotic producing organisms, at Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL. Sandra received her bachelors in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Masters of Applied Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Harrison Pantera, PhD
2322 Biotechnology Center
Phone: 608-265-3029
E-mail: pantera@wisc.edu

Background: Harrison received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020 in the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology graduate program under the supervision of Dr. John Svaren. In his graduate work, he studied transcriptional regulation of a dosage-sensitive gene involved in multiple forms of inherited peripheral neuropathy. Prior to this, Harrison received his bachelors degree in Biochemistry from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Photograph of GEC staff member Lauren WellsLauren Wells, BS
2264 Biotechnology Center
Phone: 608-265-3029
E-mail: gecinfo@biotech.wisc.edu

Background: Lauren has her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. In her undergraduate research she studied organic synthesis of sugar sulfated polymers for use as antiviral agents. She has worked as a chemist in pharmaceutical and environmental industries.

Youngha Kim, MS
2322 Biotechnology Center
Phone: 608-265-3029
E-mail: ykim247@wisc.edu

Background: Youngha received her BS and MS degrees in microbiology and molecular Biology.  She has more than 10 years of experience working in academic and industry research using molecular biotechnology techniques and different cell line cultures.  Her goal is to help and support researchers who are interested in the scientific study of gene expression.

Anna Roesler
2264 Biotechnology Center
Phone: 608-265-3029
E-mail: gecinfo@biotech.wisc.edu

Background: Bio coming soon

Katarina Volkmann
2264 Biotechnology Center
Phone: 608-265-3029
E-mail: gecinfo@biotech.wisc.edu

Background: Bio coming soon

Kayleigh Zank
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Background: Kayleigh is a second year undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics and Genomics and Global Health with a certificate in Health Policy.

Brontë Rosenbluh
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Background: Bio coming soon