Current Students


After months’ preparation, BPS-UWM is proud to announce its first professional development and networking event. The event will feature scientists who transitioned out of academia recently. It gives current students a fresh perspective on the transition. The panel consists of individuals actively involved in research & development, business & development, scientific communication and intellectual property law. The diverse panel provides current graduate students with a broad spectrum of career choices. 
The event will take place on May 17th in room 2131, Hector F Deluca Biochemistry Building. The discussion starts at 5pm followed by a catered reception. To RSVP, please fill out the google form here. This event is supported by Biophysical Society Networking Grant.

Badger Business Solutions — a team of graduate students and a postdoctoral researcher representing the departments and programs of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Science, and Biophysics — won third place at the Tufts New England Case Competition (TUNECC) on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. The team included Munish Chhabra, a biophysics Ph.D. student in the lab of chemistry professor Tom Record; Alex Harwig, a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of biochemistry professor Bob Landick; Jennifer Yao, a Biophysics Ph.D. student in the lab of chemistry professor Sam Gellman; and Jonathan Valdez, a master’s student in the Department of Food Science.

Members of the team learned how to analyze and make recommendations based on quarterly reports and financial and scientific documents. They also learned how to work on teams and about what careers exist outside of academia. “As a graduate student, you are often working alone on your own project so being able to work on a team was a great learning experience,” Yao says. “I learned to trust the analysis and expertise of my teammates.”
“It was great to compete as a school from the Midwest and I opened our presentation with ‘We are Badger Business Solutions and have flown all the way from Madison, Wisconsin to help Seres Therapeutics in the TUNECC 2018 competition,’ ” Chhabra says. “I think the judges were impressed we had come all that way. We were very proud to represent UW–Madison from the Midwest.”

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We would like to invite interested students to apply to the Biophysics Graduate Degree Program for a Fall 2019 start in the program. Applications are due December 15th; please apply through the portal on the main graduate school webpage:
Once you have completed an application, please email the Biophysics program at to ensure we received all of your application materials.