The online Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology and Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics is supported by an advisory board, whose members include biotechnology experts with experience in practice areas such as genetic testing, cell and gene therapy, R&D of cancer detection, laboratory instrumentation, intellectual property rights, pharmaceutical development, and agriscience.
The advisory board consists of 12-15 representatives who serve as advisors, ambassadors, and referral agents to the program. The board meets bi-annually and members provide constructive feedback regarding changes in the industry and how those changes affect program graduates. The meetings ensure the program and curriculum stays relevant to emerging trends in biotechnology. Board members are also asked to host students working on capstone projects, and create school-to-work transitions, so that as students graduate from the program they will move to gainful employment.
The advisory board provides recognized leaders in the field with a unique opportunity to further shape the program and biotechnology profession. Learn more about the Advisory Board Member Responsibilities and Advisory Board Guidelines.
Advisory Board Members
Maren Arling | Senior Research Associate | Corteva Agriscience
Jenna Gay | QA Manager | WiCell
Philip Hemken | Principal Research Scientist | Abbott Laboratories
Kurt Krummel | Associate Director | Illumina
Joseph Leone | Attorney | DeWitt Ross & Stevens
David Lewis | Head of Therapeutic Development | Empirico
A. Scott Muerhoff | Director | Abbott Laboratories
Audrey Prieve | Manager | Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
James Prudent | President and CEO | Centrose
Richard Schifreen | Retired | WARF
Academic Director Members
Natalie Betz | Academic Director | UW-Madison
Kris Curran | Academic Director | UW-Whitewater
Ilirian Dhimitruka | Academic Director | UW-Parkside
Steve Dunn | Academic Director | UW-Oshkosh
Lisa Grubisha | Academic Director | UW-Green Bay
Mark Levenstein | Academic Director | UW-Platteville
Michael Steury | Academic Director | UW-Stevens Point