Ahna Skop, PhD

Associate Professor

Depts of Genetics and Life Sciences Communication

Arts Institute Affiliate


2426 Genetics-Biotech Center Bldg
425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 

(608) 262-1593

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BS 1994, Biology/Ceramics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

PhD 2000, Cell & Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 

Post Doctorate 2000-2003, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA



Ahna Skop’s research program examines the mechanisms that regulate asymmetric cell division. Her ultimate goal is to understand how membrane trafficking events contribute to cell asymmetry and cytokinesis. The work in her lab integrates several approaches from genetics, cell biology, genomics and proteomics accompanied with high resolution in vivo microscopy to accomplish these goals.  Professor Skop has also been integrally involved in organizing exhibitions of scientific images as works of art, including the year-long exhibit “Tiny: Art from Microscopes at UW-Madison” in 2009. 



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