The Wolter Lab studies how genetic variation – common and rare – affects risk and resilience to neurodevelopmental disorders

We use genetic, molecular, cellular, and bioinformatics techniques to understand causal disease mechanisms, and, along the way, learn about how the brain develops. We employ a range of experimental systems, from genetically diverse human cell lines, mouse models, and human clinical data.

We are always looking for passionate, curious thinkers who are interested in neurogenetics. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about what we do, or want to join the lab!


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    A warm welcome to the lab to Edison King! Edison will be our Master of bioinformatics and big data, and will be supporting projects that involve sequencing and proteomics.

  • New grad students!

    We are accepting rotation students from the Genetics, Neuroscience, or Cell and Regenerative Biology Graduate Programs for the fall of 2023. We are looking for students who are interested in genetic and environmental risk factors …

  • Hello World

    The Wolter lab opens its doors in the Laboratory of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin Madison! As of now we are small but mighty, and are looking for curious thinkers to help build a …

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