Applied Biotechnology Advisory Board

The online UW Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology program is supported by an advisory board consisting of 12 to 15 representatives from the biotechnology industry who serve as advisors, ambassadors, and referral agents to the program.

The advisory 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 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.

Interested in Joining the Advisory Board?

The UW Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology 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. If you’re interested in joining the advisory board, please complete the Advisory Board Member Questionnaire for consideration.

Advisory Board Members


Maren Arling | Senior Research Associate | Corteva Agriscience

Natalie Betz | Academic Director | UW-Madison

Diane Caporale | Academic Director | UW-Stevens Point

Kris Curran | Academic Director | UW-Whitewater

Luke Drury | Director | Prevention Genetics

Steve Dunn | Academic Director | UW-Oshkosh

Jenna Gay | QA Manager | WiCell

Lisa Grubisha | Academic Director | UW-Green Bay

Philip Hemken | Principal Research Scientist | Abbott Laboratories

Kurt Krummel | Associate Director | Illumina

Joseph Leone | Attorney | DeWitt Ross & Stevens

Mark Levenstein | Academic Director | UW-Platteville

David Lewis | Head of Therapeutic Development | Empirico

Frannie Mann | Academic Director | UW-Parkside

A. Scott Muerhoff | Director | Abbott Laboratories

Audrey Prieve | Manager | Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

James Prudent | President and CEO | Centrose

Richard Schifreen | Retired | WARF


Have questions about the UW Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology online program? Talk to an enrollment adviser.