Kathy Krentz Photo Transgenic


Kathy Krentz
Facility Manager

Assistant Researcher

3124 Biotechnology Center

Office Phone:  (608) 890-3785

Email:  kjkrentz@wisc.edu

 

Background:

Kathy received her B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1989 and her M.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1991 where she first learned to manipulate mammalian embryos. She worked in Transgenic Animal Facility (TAF) from 1991-2005, returned to TAF in 2010 and has been the Facility Manager since 2013. In 2010, Kathy trained in the lab of Dr. Tadao Serikawa in Kyoto, Japan to learn rat embryo and sperm techniques such as cryopreservation and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injections. In 2014, she participated in the CARD-RPCI Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY and in 2016, she attended the International Society for Transgenic Technology meeting in Prague, Czech Republic.



Ms. Charanjeet (Channi) Kaur 
Associate Research Specialist
Email: ckaur@wisc.edu

Background:
Channi has worked on campus for over 15 years and joined TAF in October, 2015. She has an Associate's Degree in Biotechnology and has extensive experience in molecular biology including genotyping by PCR. She is responsible for animal colony management and embryo collection for gene editing experiments. 

Brent
Brent Lehman
Research Specialist
Email: bplehman@wisc.edu

Background:
Brent received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2012. He then continued on to complete his M.S. in Biochemistry at Iowa State University in 2015. Brent trained in the lab of Tom Bobik where he learned genetic recombineering methods. 



Lexie
Lexie Roeder
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Email: arroeder@wisc.edu

Background:
Lexie is currently in her Junior year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is pursuing her B.S. in both Pharmacology-Toxicology and Biology, while earning certificates in leadership and education. Lexie began working at TAF in August of 2015. She anticipates graduating in May of 2018 and hopes to continue on to medical school to pursue her passion within pediatrics.