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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.
Colleen Adams, MTSC
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Faculty Instructor
Master of Science in Biotechnology
Dave Lewis, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer (former)
Jessica Martin Eckerly, M.B.A., M.S.
CEO and Co-Founder
Michelle Venturini, M.B.A., SPHR
Scott Wildman, Ph.D.
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:
Kurt J. Zimmerman is Director of Industry Engagement for the School of Medicine and Public Health, as well as Director of the Master of Science in Biotechnology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Zimmerman teams with faculty on course development and delivery, collaborates actively with the biotechnology industry on related projects..
Prior to joining the M.S. in Biotechnology, Zimmerman worked in the nationally ranked manufacturing and online programs in the College of Engineering at UW-Madison, and spent five years in a variety of roles within the UW System, including fundraising, corporate relations, government lobbying and human resources. Zimmerman began his career in Stamford, Connecticut as a fundraiser and government lobbyist.
Zimmerman is a frequent speaker on topics relating to career transitions, career management and professional communication. He is also a consultant to Fortune 500 companies on issues relating to continuing education at the graduate level.
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