Welcome to the SMPH shared resources and affiliates website!

Image of microscope for the microscope linkSMPH supports 30+ diverse shared resources and affiliates to advance research and scholarship.

This website is a repository of  information describing in detail SMPH shared resources and affiliates and the services available for intramural and extramural use. Each shared resource lists specific instrumentation, technologies, consultation services, and other services that scientific and clinical investigators have access to.

Our future goal is for this site to be available to external customers to provide access to our service core infrastructure and to specialized services.

Email: smphsharedresources@med.wisc.edu

Welcome, Sarah Brodnick and Alex Henkel!

Sarah Brodnick is our new Campus Cores Facilitator. Sarah received her B.A. Zoology and M.S. Comparative Biomedical Sciences from UW–Madison and has worked with groups across campus for the last 20 years. She worked for many years in UW Neuroengineering Research with the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Wisconsin Institute for Translational Neuroengineering (WITNe). Sarah also owns a local small business called Toad Hollow Nursery and sells at the Middleton Farmers Market. Along with growing plants she enjoys photography and practices martial arts and teaches at Infinity Martial Arts in Middleton.

Alex Henkel is the new Shared Resources Manager for the UW Carbone Cancer Center. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from UW-Madison. Alex has worked in several labs during his undergraduate studies and spent the last 7 years in the UWCCC Flow Cytometry Laboratory, where he grew interested in supporting research. Outside of his career, Alex is an avid Wisconsin Badgers sports fan, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

November 2023 Shared Resources Survey

In November of 2023, a survey was sent out via email to 4,216 SMPH staff and investigators.  The purpose of the survey was to provide critical information regarding the quality and cost-effectiveness of the services provided by our Shared Resources. See the results from this survey to the right.

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Highlights from our shared resources!

Pathologic classification of a late-onset peripheral neuropathy in a spontaneous Labrador retriever dog model.

Ryan S Anderson, Alexander K Chu, Helena Rylander, Emily E Binversie, Ian D Duncan , Lauren Baker, Shahriar Salamat, Margaret M Patterson, Jordan Gruel, Nyah L Kohler, Hannah K Kearney, Shelby M Ale, Mehdi M Momen, Peter Muir, John P Svaren, Rebecca Johnson, Susannah J Sample.

SMPH Electron Microscope Facility and SMPH University of Wisconsin Translational Research Initiatives in Pathology laboratory (TRIP)

Resistance exercise protects mice from protein-induced fat accretion.
Michaela E Trautman, Leah N Braucher, Christian Elliehausen, Wenyuan G Zhu, Esther Zelenovskiy, Madelyn Green, Michelle M Sonsalla, Chung-Yang Yeh, Troy A Hornberger, Adam R Konopka, Dudley W Lamming.

SMPH UW Carbone Cancer Center Experimental Animal Pathology Lab (UWCCC EAPL)

DREADD-mediated amygdala activation is sufficient to induce anxiety-like responses in young nonhuman primates
Sascha A L Mueller, Jonathan A Oler, Patrick H Roseboom, Nakul Aggarwal, Margaux M Kenwood, Marissa K Riedel, Victoria R Elam, Miles E Olsen, Alexandra H DiFilippo, Bradley T Christian, Xing Hu, Adriana Galvan, Matthew A Boehm, Michael Michaelides, Ned H Kalin

SMPH Lane Neuroimaging Core at the Health Emotions Research Institute and SMPH Waisman Brain Imaging Core (WBIC).

List of SMPH Shared Resources

Please click on the name of the shared resource for more details on the resources and expertise available in each.

** after the name of a resource is only for Cancer Center researchers

Please consider acknowledging the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Shared Resources in manuscripts and publications that include any work supported by our professional staff and dedicated space.