The goal of the Hull Laboratory is to understand how eukaryotic pathogen development and differentiation intersect with human disease. We take a hypothesis-driven experimental approach to discover the molecular mechanisms by which the model pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus reproduces and ultimately causes fatal meningitis. Students and post-docs in the lab are encouraged to work across disciplines to explore diverse aspects of biology to solve meaningful and challenging problems in biomedicine.
In the Hull Lab we believe that the practice and products of science belong to everyone in the world community. We believe that all people interested in science regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, physical ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, country of origin, spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic background, neurodiversity, and physical appearance should have the opportunity to participate in research. We are committed to creating a laboratory environment in which all voices are valued and respected and individuals feel supported in achieving their learning, scientific, personal, and professional goals.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation.Today, UW–Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.