Davis Lab

Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD

Dr. Davis is a Wisconsin native. She attended the University of Chicago where she obtained her MD and PhD in Pathology. She continued her training at the University of Washington Medical Center in an Internal Medicine Residency. She then returned to her home state to complete a Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Davis currently holds a co-appointment at the University of Wisconsin and the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital. She also runs a federally funded research lab focused on pancreatic beta cell biology.

Dr. Davis is eager to hear from you!

Email: dbd@medicine.wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 263-2443
Office: 4142 UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building (MFCB)
Laboratory: C4141 William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Lab Members at the Bench

The Davis lab is in the 4C wing of the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital on the West side of campus. The 4C laboratory space is a large open concept research area that is home to four different Endocrine research groups. Dr. Michelle Kimple, Dr. Dudley Lamming and Dr. Matthew Merrins all lead research groups investigating diabetes and metabolism. The layout of the research area allows for daily interactions between lab groups, facilitates productive discussions and encourages fruitful collaborations. The Davis lab is perfectly placed to provide an environment which benefits scientists in all levels of training.

Bascom Hall

Nestled between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to over 160 graduate programs and boasts countless research opportunities for budding scientists to faculty alike. UW is 8th in the Nation for volume of research. The University of Wisconsin is committed to collaborative research and this philosophy is proudly carried in the Wisconsin Idea.

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Information for:

Internal Medicine Residents with interest in conducting significant research in their careers should consider the Research Pathway.

Endocrinology Fellows must complete a mentored research project during the UW Endocrine fellowship training, projects are available in the Davis Lab.

Medical students may participate in research via the Shapiro Summer Research Program between 1st and 2nd year and various other research opportunities.

Undergraduate students interested in independent study research projects should contact Dr. Davis directly at dbd@medicine.wisc.edu. Previous students in the lab have taken advantage of numerous opportunities for undergraduate research on campus, including mentored research in the Introductory Biology 152 course, the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, and the L&S Senior Honors Thesis Program.

The Davis Lab has students studying in a variety of different programs. See where here. Dr. Davis is a trainer in the Graduate Programs of Cellular and Molecular BiologyEndocrinology and Reproductive Physiology, the Integrated Graduate Program in Nutritional SciencesComparative Biomedical Sciences and Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. Dr. Davis is also involved in education and mentoring in the Medical Scientist Training Program.