Tom Bryan is a graduate student in the Nelson Institute pursuing a Master’s degree in Environment & Resources. The focus of his project assistantship is conducting a life cycle analysis of food served at Union South to determine the CO2 emissions of each dish served. With students in Environmental Studies 126, Tom develops laboratory activities about the life cycle of food and greenhouse gas emissions using the UW-Madison campus as a living, learning laboratory.
Tom completed his undergraduate degree at UW-Madison where he majored in Microbiology. His undergraduate research focused on genetic characterization of plant-microbe mutualisms.
Office: Science Hall, room 88
- Tom serves as the garden and greenhouse intern for GreenHouse, a residential learning community at UW-Madison.
- His favorite sport is badminton
- Co-author of “Positron Emission Tomography (PET) of Radiotracer Uptake and Distribution in Living Plants: Methodological Aspects” published in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
- His pet tortoise is a 5 year old red-footed tortoise named Cribbins
Favorite things to do in Madison
- Eat two-for-one burgers at the Old Fashioned on Monday nights
- Swim at Raymer’s cove in the summer
- Ride bike and hike through the UW-Arboretum
- Attend Wednesday Nite @ the Lab