Audhya Lab
Principal Investigator
Anjon Audhya, PhD
Anjon Audhya, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biomolecular Chemistry
University of Wisconsin - Madison
School of Medicine and Public Health

BS in Biochemistry (Brown University)
PhD in Biomedical Sciences (University of California - San Diego)
Postdoc in Cell Biology and Biochemistry (Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research)


Jon Audhya joined the Biomolecular Chemistry faculty in 2008, following completion of his PhD with Dr. Scott Emr (UCSD) and a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Karen Oegema (Ludwig Institute). During this period, Jon took advantage of genetic, biochemical, and microscopy-based approaches to dissect basic regulatory mechanisms that control protein trafficking and organelle dynamics in yeast, C. elegans, and human tissue culture cells. Since arriving in Madison, his research program has evolved to additionally encompass the use of structural and biophysical methodologies that are directed at understanding how defects in membrane transport and architecture contribute to disease. Jon was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in 2014 and was named the Director of the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Graduate Training Program soon thereafter. He is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Jon is affiliated with the following graduate and training programs on campus:

Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB)
Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB)
Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology (ERP)
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (MCP)
Genetics Training Program
Cancer Biology Training Program
Molecular Biosciences Training Program (MBTG)
Biotechnology Training Program (BTP)
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC)
Cancer Biology Training Grant

Extramural funding for Jon's research program comes from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the March of Dimes, and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.