Madeline Fisher



335 Hiram Smith Hall

Madeline Fisher is a science writer, editor, and lecturer in Life Sciences Communication, where she teaches the class, Scientific Writing, for graduate students in science disciplines. Prior to becoming a writer, Madeline earned a Ph.D. in the UW-Madison botany department. She then spent two years as a postdoc in the field of molecular microbial ecology, eventually writing a successful National Science Foundation proposal that launched a new microbial research initiative at UW-Madison.

In the years since, Madeline has written about science and research for both scientific and public audiences, and in various academic and nonprofit settings, including UW-Madison and the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science of America. She has written about nearly all areas of science and technology, but her favorites are the environmental and agricultural sciences.