Lisa Reedich


Ph. D. Candidate

Department of Plant Pathology
285 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706


I am a Ph. D. candidate in the Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center, and I joined the Koch lab in the winter of 2014.  My research focuses on the impact of pesticides in the urban and suburban environments.  The specific part of the urban environment that I study is turfgrass, which takes up about 25% of urban space in the forms of lawns, golf courses, athletic fields, parks, etc.  I am particularly interested in the effect of cool temperature on the fate of pesticides applied to turfgrass, and my ultimate goal is to develop strategies to reduce the non-target effects of these pesticides.  I spend most of my time in the Koch lab downtown, but I can also be found at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene on the east-side of Madison.  In my spare time, I love to run, play Frisbee, and do crossword puzzles.

Previous Experience

  • 2011: Analytical chemistry summer intern, IDEXX Laboratories, Westbrook, ME
  • 2012: Marine Biology/Biological chemistry summer research student, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
  • 2013: Biological chemistry research student, Bates College, Lewiston, ME


B.S. (Biological Chemistry; French); Bates College, 2013

University of Wisconsin-Madison