Adam Bailey, M.D., Ph.D. (Principal Investigator) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Bailey at work

B.A. – Colgate University (2009)

Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin – Madison (2015)

M.D. – University of Wisconsin – Madison (2017)

Residency in Clinical Pathology – Washington University in St. Louis (2020)

Post-doctoral Fellowship – Washington University in St. Louis (2021)

Adam was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he lived until moving to Rochester, New York for high school. He obtained his B.A. in Molecular Biology from Colgate University in 2009, where he worked on Reoviruses under Dr. Geoff Holm. During his time at Colgate, Adam participated in Colgate’s NIH-exchange program, studying Influenza A Virus pathogenesis in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases at the National Institutes of Health under the mentorship of Drs. Jonathan Yewdell and Scott Hensley. Adam joined the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) in 2010, earning a Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology in 2015 for his studies of primate Pegiviruses and Arterivirus in the laboratory of Dr. David O’Connor. In 2017, Adam joined the Physician-Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP) in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (WUSM) and Barnes-Jewish Hospital where he completed his medical residency training in Clinical Pathology in 2020. At WUSM, Adam contributed to advances in viral diagnostics and total-laboratory automation in the clinical microbiology laboratory under to mentorship of Drs. Carey-Ann Burnham and Neil Anderson before joining the laboratory of Dr. Michael Diamond as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, where he contributed to the fight against COVID-19 developing SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics, animal models of viral pathogenesis, and in vitro systems of infection. As a Post-Doc Adam also developed several independent lines of investigation blending his clinical and research background to develop new models of viral hemorrhagic fever, for which he was awarded the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5) in 2020. Adam joined the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at UWSMPH as Associate Professor in 2021, where he helps direct the clinical laboratories at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and runs his own research laboratory focused on viral pathogenesis, zoonosis, and medical countermeasures.

Adam is married, has two daughters, and a dog. He enjoys skiing, hiking, classic rock, military history, and the occasional beer at the Union Terrace.

Lindsay Wilson, M.S. (Lab Manager)

Lindsay was born and raised in the Madison, WI area. She became interested in infectious disease and viruses early in life and continued her pursuit of biology by earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a certificate in Secondary Education from UW-Stevens Point in 2008. From there she taught High School General and Honors Biology at Badger High School in Lake Geneva, WI from 2009-2010. Desiring to travel the world and work with college students, she took a substantial hiatus from the scientific field while working as a minister from 2010-2018 in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Asia and various other locations worldwide. Upon returning to the Madison area, she attended UW-Madison as a masters student from 2019-2021 where she also served as a teaching assistant for a microbiology lab course. There she rekindled and refocused her love for the field of immunology and virology. After graduating with her Masters in Bacteriology in 2021, she joined the Bailey lab to serve as lab manager and research specialist.

In her free time, Lindsay likes to keep things fresh with a wide variety of activities like hockey, soccer, playing instruments at home, performing in community theatre, hanging out with her three dogs and serving as a volunteer EMT at the Fire Department of Mount Horeb.

Teressa Shaw (Technician)

Teressa was born in Milwaukee, WI and moved to Madison to attend UW-Madison as an undergraduate. While at UW, she studied abroad in Uganda where she conducted interviews with women in Lweza which sparked her interest in health and virology. She graduated in 2020 earning a bachelors in Neurobiology and certificates in Global Health and Gender & Women’s studies. Her favorite tasks in the lab are to differentiate cells and to work on projects with others.

Outside of the lab, Teressa volunteers as a medical assistant at a local free clinic. She also enjoys hiking, playing tennis, reading, and is currently learning to ski.

Kylie Nennig (Undergraduate)

Kylie is currently a UW-Madison Senior from Sherwood, WI and is majoring in Biology with a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies. She is still solidifying her graduate school plans, but she is especially interested in pursuing Public Health. In her free time, Kylie enjoys caring for her growing collection of houseplants, spending time outdoors with her two Australian Shepherds, exploring downtown Madison with her roommates, and traveling when she can.


Xueer Qiu (Graduate Student)

Xueer is a graduate student in the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program (MDTP) at UW-Madison. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, she went to New York for college and earned a B.A. in Biochemistry with minors in Mathematics and Dance at New York University in 2017. While pursuing an M.S. in Biomedical Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, she did research with Dr. Dusan Bogunovic whose lab studies human inborn errors in immunity and genetic predisposition to infectious diseases or autoinflammation. She has since then developed a research interest in the genetic causes underlying susceptibility to inflammatory and infectious diseases and joined the Bailey lab to study host factors that contribute to viral hemorrhagic fever pathogenesis. In her spare time, Xueer enjoys dancing, hiking, and playing guqin, a traditional Chinese musical instrument.