University of Wisconsin–Madison


Upon declaring the major, all Molecular Biology students are assigned to an advising team composed of a Faculty Advisor and the Student Services Coordinator.

Your Faculty Advisor

Your Faculty Advisor provides guidance specific to the molecular 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 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.  Schedule an appointment here.

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


B-25 Medical Sciences Center


Department Affiliation: Dermatology

Research: Biomedical research, Cancer biology and progression

Kurt Amann

Chair of the Major


335 Bock Laboratories


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

Zsuza Fabry


6130 Medical Sciences Center


Department Affiliation: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Research: Immunopathology, Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis

Marcin Filutowicz


256 Microbial Sciences Building


Department Affiliation: Bacteriology

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

Tom Martin


241B Biochemistry


Department Affiliation: Biochemistry

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

Trina McMahon


5552 Microbial Sciences


Department Affiliation: Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

Linda Schuler


4354B Veterinary Medicine


Department Affiliation: Comparative Biosciences

Research: Endocrine and reproductive physiology, Molecular and environmental toxicology, Cancer biology

Student Services Coordinator

Ginny Jackson

Contact Ginny Jackson for advising in the Molecular Biology major

Email at or schedule an appointment