Venturelli's article is one of Molecular Systems Biology’s most cited articles in recent publication history!

March 24, 2020

Deciphering microbial interactions in synthetic human gut microbiome communities published in Molecular Systems Biology, is among the journal’s top cited papers!

Venturelli team receives
2019 WARF Innovation Award!

November 05, 2019

The 2019 WARF Innovation Award winners are: Mark Saffman (physics) and Ophelia Venturelli, Philip Romero, Ryan Hsu and Jin Wen Tan (biochemistry). Saffman has developed simplified optical hardware for quantum computing...

Ryan & Ryan's paper on inferring microbial interaction networks in microfluidic droplets is published in Cell Systems! 
September 25, 2019


Microbial interactions are major drivers of microbial community dynamics and functions but remain..

Venturelli Receives Gates Grand Challenges Grant for Exploratory Work on Microbiome and Malnutrition 
June 13, 2019


With a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists Ophelia Venturelli and Brian Pfleger...

Venturelli, WID's Handelsman Earn Army Research Office Grant to Study Microbial Communication

April 25, 2019

Two University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have been awarded more than $1 million as part of the multidisciplinary university research initiative from...

Venturelli Makes 'Future of Biochemistry: The International Issue' List 
February 18, 2019

Assistant professor of biochemistry Ophelia Venturelli was recently named to a list of 34 young researchers featured in the journal Biochemistry’s “Future of Biochemistry...

Dynamic modeling helps predict the behaviors of gut microbes
June 21, 2018

The human gut is teeming with microbes, each interacting with one another in a mind-boggling network of positive and negative exchanges. Some produce substances that serve as food for other microbes, while...

Greater Milwaukee Foundation invests $400,000 in careers of Wisconsin scientists 
May 16, 2017

Two researchers in the University of Wisconsin system have earned seed funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Shaw Scientist program to pursue...

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