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 300 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:
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.
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