Academic Advising

Advising

Upon declaring the major, all Molecular and Cell Biology students are assigned to an advising team composed of a Faculty Advisor and the Student Services Coordinator, Ginny Jackson. Schedule an appointment with Ginny via Starfish.

Declared students are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Advisors and Student Services Coordinator regularly throughout the duration of their undergraduate experience.

Your Faculty Advisor

Your Faculty Advisor provides guidance specific to the molecular and cell biology discipline through discussions about undergraduate experiences (i.e. internships, research, volunteering, etc.) that will help prepare you for graduate work or a career after graduation.

You can make an appointment with your Faculty Advisor via email.

Your Student Services Coordinator

Your Student Services Coordinator provides guidance specific to the molecular and cell biology discipline but also provides developmental advising throughout your undergraduate career. Your Student Services Coordinator will help with course selection, registration, DARS, L&S degree and major requirements, and tracking progress towards graduation, as well as connecting you to important resources across campus.  Current students can schedule an appointment with Students Services Coordinator, Ginny Jackson, through Starfish.  Questions can be sent to vjackson4@wisc.edu.

Declared students are strongly encouraged to meet with their Faculty Advisors and Student Services Coordinator regularly throughout the duration of their undergraduate experience.

Faculty Advisors

Nihal Ahmad

Email: nahmad@dermatology.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5359

Address:
B-25 Medical Sciences Center

Website: https://dermatology.wisc.edu/ahmad.htm

Department Affiliation: Dermatology

Research: Biomedical research, Cancer biology and progression

Kurt Amann

Position title: Chair of the Major

Email: kjamann@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-3150

Address:
335 Bock Laboratories

Website: http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/faculty/Amann/index.html

Research: Mechanisms of cell structure and motility, Biochemical behavior of molecules

Zsuza Fabry

Email: zfabry@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-8717

Address:
6130 Medical Sciences Center

Website: https://www.pathology.wisc.edu/profile/zsuzsanna-fabry

Department Affiliation: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Research: Immunopathology, Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis

Marcin Filutowicz

Email: msfiluto@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-6947

Address:
256 Microbial Sciences Building

Website: https://bact.wisc.edu/p_research_profile.php?id=msfiluto&view=intro

Department Affiliation: Bacteriology

Research: Plasmids, DNA Replication, Protein involvement in replication process

Yevgenya Grinblat

Email: ygrinblat@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-3219

Address:
128 Zoology Research

Website: https://grinblat.neuro.wisc.edu/
Department Affliciation: Neuroscience
Research: investigate conserved genetic mechanisms that control vertebrate embryogenesis by focusing on a conserved family of zinc-finger transcription factor genes, the Zinc-Finger-in-the-Cerebellum (Zic) family.

Tom Martin

Email: tfmartin@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2427

Address:
241B Biochemistry

Website: http://molpharm.wisc.edu/people/thomas-f-j-martin-phd/

Department Affiliation: Biochemistry

Research: Mechanisms of hormone action and signal transduction, Molecular and cellular pharmacology

Trina McMahon

Email: tmcmahon@engr.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-3137

Address:
5552 Microbial Sciences

Website: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/cee/faculty/mcmahon_katherine.html

Department Affiliation: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research: Microbial ecology of natural and engineered systems, Bacterial metabolism related to wastewater treatment and freshwater nutrient cycling

Phillip A Newmark

Email: pnewmark@morgridge.org

Phone: (608) 316-4105

Address:
3266 Morgridge Inst Research

Website: https://crb.wisc.edu/staff/newmark-phillip/
Department Affilication: Integrative Biology
Research: Planarian regeneration, germ cell development, schistosomes

Marisa S Otegui

Email: otegui@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-5703

Address:
B119 Birge Hall and 401A Bock Labs

Website: https://botany.wisc.edu/staff/otegui-marisa-s/
Department Affiliation: Botany
Research: focuses on the regulation of vesicle trafficking mechanisms in plant cells. Our goal is to understand how cells control the flow of proteins and specialized metabolites between different cellular compartments.

Srivatsan Raman

Email: sraman4@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1036

Address:
441B HF DeLuca Biochemistry Laboratories

Website: https://www.ramanlab.org/
Department Affiliation: Biochemistry
Research:Synthetic and systems biology, protein design, directed evolution of proteins and biosynthetic pathways

Student Services Coordinator

Ginny Jackson

Contact Ginny Jackson for advising in the Molecular Biology major

Email at vjackson4@wisc.edu or schedule an appointment