Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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Class of 2022

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Ivan Asiimwe
Ivan Asiimwe
Class of 2022
Employer: Genus IntelliGen
Title: Systems Technician

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Clayton Beckstrom
Clayton Beckstrom
Class of 2022
Employer: Covance Laboratories
Title: Project Support Coordinator

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Clayton is a graduate of UW-Platteville where he received his bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in forensic investigation. He currently works at Exact Sciences as a Workflow Coordinator where he works with a variety of different teams to assure that equipment and staffing is optimized. A good part of Clayton’s job is spent troubleshooting issues that the teams encounter in effort to optimize all processes encountered by staff. Clayton also brings with him experience gained as a Transportation Specialist with the Wisconsin Army national Guard.

Clayton plans on using the lessons learned from the M.S. in Biotechnology to further his career at Exact Sciences and affecting positive change for both scientists as well as patients.

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James Farmer
James Farmer
Class of 2022
Employer: Vascugen
Title: Research Associate

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Samantha Foti
Samantha Foti
Class of 2022
Employer: Aldevron
Title: Scientist I, Quality Control

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Melissa Freeman
Melissa Freeman
Class of 2022
Employer: Genus IntelliGen
Title: Research Technician

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What interested you to join the M.S. in Biotechnology Program?
"I want to further my career at Genus IntelliGen Technologies and develop my skill set by learning leadership and project management."

What do you hope to gain by completing the program?
"I want to learn project management skills I can eventually apply to leading my own team; patent law and how patents affect future developments; and business fundamentals that I can use within my biotechnology career."

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Ashley Hallfrisch
Ashley Hallfrisch
Class of 2022
Employer: Catalent
Title: Assistant Scientist, Analytical Development

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Celestine Kigen
Celestine Kigen
Class of 2022
Employer: AveXis
Title: Bioprocess Engineer

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Crystal Klas
Crystal Klas
Class of 2022
Employer: Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals
Title: Associate Scientist II

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Brian Lopez
Brian Lopez
Class of 2022
Employer: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Title: Sales Representative

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Ilenn Lopez
Ilenn Lopez
Class of 2022
Title: Manufacturing Associate

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Katie Meling
Katie Meling
Class of 2022
Employer: Exact Sciences
Title: Lead Certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist

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Joseph Mozuch
Joseph Mozuch
Class of 2022
Employer: Covance Laboratories
Title: Study Technician

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Hai Nguyen
Hai Nguyen
Class of 2022
Employer: MilliporeSigma
Title: cGMP Manufacturing Scientist

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Avni Patel
Avni Patel
Class of 2022
Employer: Covance Laboratories
Title: Study Technician, Pathology

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Luke Purtell
Luke Purtell
Class of 2022
Employer: Genus IntelliGen
Title: Research Technician

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Sergio Romero
Sergio Romero
Class of 2022
Employer: Exact Sciences
Title: Business Integration Partner

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Serge graduated with a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology at Columbia University after completing bachelor degrees in Economics, Chinese, and Asian Studies at UW-Madison. He also received his post-baccalaureate certificate in Stem Cell Technologies at Madison College. Serge currently is a business integration partner at Exact Science in the Organization Engineering Department where he leads and advises on major transformations and is active in helping to design a more change agile organization. Transformations include the following: M&A, brand transformation, organization design, integrating new functional areas, and enterprise system transformation (E.g. SAP and Epic).

Before joining Exact Sciences, Serge was a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton serving the federal markets and a managing consulting at IBM serving global clients undergoing digital transformations.

Serge is passionate about the many potential clinical applications of biotechnology. His goal with the program is to further his understanding of the science underlying biotechnologies and the complex environment in which they are regulated, produced, and commercialized.

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Erich Scheidel
Erich Scheidel
Class of 2022
Employer: JangoBio
Title: Lab Manager

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Phillip Schneider
Phillip Schneider
Class of 2022
Employer: UW-Madison, Dept of Medical History and Bioethics
Title: Research Assistant

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Hannah Schopp
Hannah Schopp
Class of 2022
Employer: Covance Laboratories
Title: Bioanalytical Chemistry Analyst

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Randall Specht
Randall Specht
Class of 2022
Employer: CAI
Title: Project Manager

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Aidan Stuckert
Aidan Stuckert
Class of 2022
Employer: Genus IntelliGen
Title: Media Prep Technician

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Class of 2021 Schedule

Fall 2019 | Spring 2020
Fall 2020 | Spring 2021

Class of 2022 Schedule

Fall 2020 | Spring 2021
Fall 2021 | Spring 2022

Class of 2023 Schedule

Fall 2021 | Spring 2022
Fall 2022 | Spring 2023

Class of 2024 Schedule

Fall 2022 | Spring 2023
Fall 2023 | Spring 2024

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