Program Leadership and Staff

The M.S. in Biotechnology Program operates independently within the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), but is affiliated with the Cell and Regenerative Biology Department (CRB). The M.S. in Biotechnology Program Office is located in the MGE Innovation Center at the heart of the University Research Park.

M.S. in Biotechnology Program Office
505 South Rosa Rd, Suite 118
Madison, WI 53719-1262

Bryan Husk (Administrative Associate Director), Michele Smith (Graduate Program Manager), and Barbara Bielec (Program Assistant) oversee day-to-day operation of the program from the M.S. in Biotechnology Program Office.

Natalie Betz (Academic Associate Director and Faculty Associate) leads the management and delivery of the program’s curriculum. She divides her time between the M.S. in Biotechnology Program and the BTC Institute located on the Promega Corporation campus.

Natalie Betz

Position title: Academic Associate Director
M.S. in Biotechnology Program (in-person)
M.S. in Applied Biotechnology (online)
Capstone Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Email: nabetz@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 274-4330

Bryan Husk

Position title: Administrative Associate Director
M.S. in Biotechnology Program (in-person)
M.S. in Applied Biotechnology (online)
Capstone Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Email: bthusk@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-0773 office
(608) 577-9182 cell

Michele Smith

Position title: Graduate Program Manager
M.S. in Biotechnology Program (in-person)
M.S. in Applied Biotechnology (online)
Capstone Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Email: michele.smith@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-9753

Barbara Bielec

Position title: Administrative Program Assistant
M.S. in Biotechnology Program (in-person)
M.S. in Applied Biotechnology (online)
Capstone Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Email: bielec@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-9753 office

Rick Moss, (emeritus) Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies; the founding Executive Director of the M.S in Biotechnology Program.

Anjon (Jon) Audhya, Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies; current Executive Director of the M.S. in Biotechnology Program.

Kurt Zimmerman, founding Director of the M.S. in Biotechnology, works day-to-day in the Dean’s Office for the School of Medicine and Public Health as Director of the Office of Industry Engagement to lead new strategic initiatives, such as The Isthmus Project, a collaboration within UW Health to foster medical innovation.

Richard L. Moss

Position title: Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies; Executive Director and Co-founder, M.S. in Biotechnology Program; Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health

Address:
4111 Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705

Anjon (Jon) Audhya

Position title: Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology, and Graduate Studies; Professor in the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry

Address:
5214 Biochemical Sciences Building
440 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706

Kurt J. Zimmerman

Position title: Senior Director of Biohealth Industry Partnerships
Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Address:
4110 Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53705-2221