Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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Richard Schifreen, Ph.D.

Richard S. Schifreen, PhD, leads the Accelerator Program to identify and drive the commercialization of promising new technologies at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). He was formerly the President and CEO of Platypus Technologies, LLC and the Vice-President, Research Products for Mirus Bio Corporation. He also served as an independent director for Platypus Technologies Board of Directors and member of the Compensation Committee prior to accepting the position as CEO. Dr. Schifreen has held management positions at Promega, Life Technologies and the DuPont Company specializing in the development of new technology and business initiatives in the fields of life science research and clinical diagnostics.

Dr. Schifreen is a founding faculty member in the Masters of Science in Biotechnology Program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and had served on the Cardiovascular Medicine Advisory Board of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Schifreen earned his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Georgia and is a diplomate emeritus of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.

He has been a member of the San Diego conference committee for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, an advisor to the Area Committee on Molecular Methods of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and an invited reviewer for the National Academies of Sciences.

Richard Schifreen
Richard Schifreen, Ph.D.
Accelerator Program Manager
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation