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.

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.

Simi Fadiran (Undergraduate)

Simi is an undergraduate student at UW-Madison majoring in microbiology, with an interest in immunology and virology. He was born in Atlanta, GA, and has the goal of obtaining an MD-PhD degree, specifically to pursue a career in pathology. In his free time, Simi enjoys playing club ultimate frisbee, video games, and the cello in the All-University Strings orchestra at UW.

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.

Sara Maloney (Graduate Student)

Sara is a graduate student in the Cellular and Molecular Pathology program at UW-Madison, She was born in Irvine, CA and completed her B.S. in Biochemistry from UC Riverside in 2018. Following a brief stint in the biotech industry, she was determined to gain more bench lab experience in preparation for grad school. She left the west coast and moved to the midwest to join Dr. Jenifer Prosperi’s lab at the Harper Cancer Research Institute at Notre Dame as a Research Technician/Lab Manager. During her time there, she looked at cell cycle perturbations in chemoresistant breast cancer cells and developed CRISPR KO cell lines for the lab. She went down a literary “rabbit hole” while familiarizing herself with lentivirus biology and piqued an interest in high-containment viruses. Sara excitedly joined the Bailey lab, where her project dives into aberrant coagulation during EBOV infection. In her free time, Sara is an avid cook and enjoys hiking, yoga, and monitoring local dog adoption pages.

Malorie Larsen (Undergraduate)

Malorie is an undergraduate student at UW-Madison and is currently working towards a degree in Biology. She is from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and is interested in eventually attending medical school and pursuing a career in emergency medicine. Malorie enjoys rock climbing, scuba diving, VR gaming and traveling with her family in her spare time.

Erik Sanson (Medical Student)

Erik is a medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and he completed his B.S. in Evolutionary Biology and Global Health at UW-Madison. After working at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, he pursued a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology and social determinants of health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Currently, he is applying to AP/CP pathology residency programs this upcoming year. His research interests include the intertwining relationship of medicine, epidemiology, and public health.