Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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A program as unique as you are.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology offers:

  1. A curriculum like no other that integrates topics in science, business and law
  2. Powerful skills that bring the "big picture" of life science product development and commercialization into clear focus
  3. Exclusive evening/weekend courses allowing you to work full-time while enrolled, and
  4. A completed degree in less than two years

What's Being Taught This Week?

Year II: Molecular Technologies III
Session 6: Cell-Based Assay Laboratory
Saturday, November 18, (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute lab

Faculty Instructors: Natalie Betz, Ph.D. and Tracy Worzella, MS (Class of 2004)

This split session will allow students to perform a cell based assay of their choice to measure the cytotoxic effects of the identified putative Abl kinase inhibitors identified in a preliminary drug screen of a large chemical compound library. Assays measuring cell viability, cytotoxicity, or apoptosis will be employed, depending on the assay choice made by the student pairs. Students will perform the assay they selected following the detailed protocol and reagent/equipment list they generated. Please see the assignments page for details. The cells will be treated for ~12 hours with the test compounds (Session 6a), and then assayed for cell viability in some manner (Session 6b).

The curriculum at a glance

Question about the degree?
Contact Natalie

Natalie Betz, PhD
Associate Director
Phone: (608) 274-4330, Ext. 1272
nabetz@wisc.edu
Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

Question about admissions?
Contact Bryan

Bryan Husk, MA
Assistant Director
Phone: (608) 263-0773
bthusk@wisc.edu
Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison