Dr. Jonathan Patz from Global Health Institute, UW-Madison visited the McLellan Lab.

Dr. Jonathan Patz from Global Health Institute, Wisconsin-Madison visited the McLellan lab to discuss climate, water and health, and toured the UW Milwaukee – School of Freshwater Sciences.

Dr. Patz visited the estuary site where the Mclellan lab has sampling equipment deployed to quantify the amount of untreated sewage that enters the lake for failing infrastructure such as leaking pipes or illicit connections.

Dr. Patz and Dr. McLellan recall their sampling adventures from a few years ago. Data from the Mclellan lab is shown in the article Climate change and waterborne disease risk in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. (Am J Prev Med. 2008 Nov;35(5):451-8), authored by Patz JA*, Vavrus SJ, Uejio CK, McLellan SL.


Ryan Bartelme and Dr. Patz discuss alternative protein sources and recirculating aquaculture systems that move us towards sustainable food production.

Sandra McLellan Interviewed by Radio Milwaukee

This summer, Radio Milwaukee stopped by the lab to learn about the cutting-edge research happening just steps from Lake Michigan.

Also featured in the story is student Natalie Rumball and undergraduate research assistant Kendra Dahmer.

This story was part of Radio Milwaukee’s In The Wings series, a collection of narratives highlighting the positive work of individuals in Milwaukee. Hear the audio version of the story at Radio Milwaukee’s website and find more local Milwaukee stories by clicking here.

Students Attend Michigan Sea Grant Workshop on Community Engagement

In July, McLellan Lab students Natalie Rumball and Alexis McAdams attended the Michigan Sea Grant Community-Engaged Research Institute in Bath, Michigan. The workshop aimed to explore how scientific and academic communities can better engage with stakeholders to tackle tricky problems. Speakers presented on a variety of topics including communication strategies, partnerships with other groups, foundations of facilitative leadership, case studies of Great Lakes-related projects, and much more.

Alexis was featured in a Wisconsin Sea Grant article reflecting on the workshop, click here to read her remarks. Thank you to Michigan Sea Grant for hosting this workshop, and thank you to Wisconsin Sea Grant for covering the travel and lodging expenses.