Learn about the program's unique curriculum, world-class faculty and convenient schedule. In just two years, you can earn your degree while still working full-time.
Richard Moss, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies
Executive Director and Co-founder, M.S. in Biotechnology Program
Kurt Zimmerman, M.S.
Director, Industry Engagement, SMPH
Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Faculty Instructor, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Bryan Husk, M.A.
Assistant Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Michele Smith, MS SCT(ASCP)
Program Manager, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
The Master of Science of Biotechnology Program brings together the expertise of the University of Wisconsin's world-class faculty, and the applied experience of the region's most successful biotechnology leaders from private industry.
Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Faculty Instructor
Master of Science in Biotechnology
Dave Lewis, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer (former)
UW Carbone Cancer Center
The M.S. in Biotechnology program has over 350 alumni since its first graduates in 2004.
Each year the value of the alumni network strengthens as more students graduate and grow their careers.
Alumni by Graduating Class:
There are major challenges inherent in translating scientific discoveries into business success.
This course explores how core business principles apply to the operation of biotechnology companies.
You'll learn the difference between scientific and commercial opportunities and gain insights into the challenge of balancing product usefulness with positive return on investment.
You'll learn how to assess a technology in terms of market and feasibility and use appropriate financial tools to evaluate investments and measure overall progress.
You'll integrate what you've learned by conducting an opportunity assessment for a candidate technology.
Here are some of the topics taught in this course:
Session 1: Marketing Concepts; New Product Development and Marketing Biotech Products
Session 2: History of Biotech; New Product Development and Marketing Biotech Products (cont'd)
Session 3: Sources of Innovation
Session 4: Types and Patterns of Innovation; Introduction to Financial Analysis, Financial Statements, Financial Benchmarking
Session 5: Optical Distortion Case Analysis; Market Analysis and New Product Development
Session 6: Developing Budgets and Analyzing Performance; Optical Distortion (revisited)
Session 7: Final Presentation Day
Prospective StudentsBiotech at UW-Madison
Students & AlumniAlumni Success Stories