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.
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Faculty Instructor: Michael Falk, JD, MBA
After completing the session the student will develop a more in-depth understanding of trademark, copyright, and trade secret law and also gain an appreciation of how the various types of intellectual property fit together to protect a service or product.
Faculty Instructor: Ben Seffrood, M.B.A, M.S. Biotech
This session has three distinct objects, which will prepare students to address the marketing topics later in the program and complete their final project. We will discuss the requirements for the final project. This will provide students an opportunity to ask questions and insure that they understand what is expected of them.
Faculty Instructor: Pilar Ossorio, J.D., Ph.D.
Students explore the basics of the approval process for new drugs, including the clinical trials processes, post market surveillance, and policy considerations that shape FDA drug regulation.
Faculty Instructors: Natalie Betz, Ph.D. and Eric Vincent, Ph.D.
We will go over the basics of preparation for the bioinformatics and DNA analysis workshop in Session 3. We will also discuss various mutation detection technologies, as a comparison for the technologies we will use in the laboratory in Session 5. You will be divided up into two groups and perform nucleic acid purification, for either genomic DNA or total RNA. Each of the two groups will evaluate three different commercially-available purification kits from either Promega, Qiagen, or Sigma.
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