Current UWM students, please choose a faculty advisor from the list below by finding someone whose research interests matches or is close to your area of interest. Email him/her directly to set up an initial meeting to discuss your course and career plans. We also encourage you to visit during our open advising days to meet faculty advisors to discuss and get advice on coursework and career plans.

If you are still in the admissions process and not yet a UWM student, please schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor by calling (414) 229-7711 or emailing

Standard Option Biological Sciences Advisors

Name Research Area Lapham Office Email
Alberto, Filipe Marine Biology S575
Berges, John Marine Biology S587 On sabbatical leave Fall 2018/Spring 2019
Dunn, Peter Behavioral Ecology S497
Hoebel, Gerlinde Behavioral Ecology S299
Karron, Jeffrey Plant Ecology S585
Latch, Emily Population Genetics N215
Rodríguez, Rafael Behavioral Ecology S295
Strickler, Rudi Ecology Water Inst. 137
Young, Erica Plant Biology S593 On sabbatical leave Fall 2018/Spring 2019

Cell and Molecular Biology Option Advisors

Name Research Area Lapham Office Email
Heathcote, R. David Neuroscience N411
Oliver, Julie Cell Biology N209
Steeber, Douglas Immunology N211
Udvadia, Ava Neuroscience N521
Wimpee, Charles Molecular Biology S495
Zhao, Dazhong Molecular Genetics 462

Microbiology Advisors

Name Research Area Lapham Office Email
Bardy, Sonia  Bacterial pathogenesis 464 On sabbatical leave Fall 2018
Dey, Madhusudan Yeast genetics and molecular biology 460 On sabbatical leave Fall 2018
Forst, Steven Host-microbe interactions 458
Kuchin, Sergei Yeast genetics and molecular biology 442
McBride, Mark Bacterial motility and pathogenesis N307
Prasad, Gyaneshwar Plant-microbe interactions 440
Saffarini, Daâd Bacterial respiration and pathogenesis N309
Wimpee, Chuck Molecular biology and evolution 486
Yang, Ching-Hong Plant-pathogen interactions 181