Sean Palecek started the lab in Fall 2000, after serving as a post-doctoral researcher with Stephen Kron at the University of Chicago. Sean graduated from from the University of Delaware, majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in biology. He began graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working with Doug Lauffenburger in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Alan Horwitz in the Department of Cell and Structural Biology. Sean moved with Lauffenburger moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Tech-nology, continuing his collaboration with Horwitz, and completing his PhD at MIT.
Our group at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Madison is interested in characterizing the nature in which quantitative changes in the flow of cellular signals can control a wide variety of useful processes. With this information we will design strategies to stimulate or inhibit cellular signaling pathways either at the chemical or physical level, and thereby regulate cell functions. Specifically we focus on human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) and high throughput protein arrays.