The following is a guest post from Nik Hawkins, director of communications and public relations for the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine: Being the namesake for a new species of tiny, eyeball-infecting roundworm might seem a dubious honor for most people, but not if you’re an expert in animal eye diseases. So […]

How to get a worm named after you

Picture of painting by E. coli bacteria. 1
In science, researchers extract information – data – with the help of model organisms like E. coli and zebrafish. That data might inform cancer research or new ways to help control antibiotic resistant pathogens. But for Angela Johnson, a UW-Madison master of fine arts candidate, model organisms offer something else: […]

Mining science for the sake of art