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

Flexible Option Biological Sciences Advisors

Any advisor listed below can serve as an advisor for the Flexible Option.

Cell and Molecular Biology Option Advisors

Name Research Area Lapham Office Email
Gutzman, Jennifer Cell & Developmental Biology N515
Quinn, Christopher Developmental Neurobiology N413
Udvadia, Ava Neuroscience N521
Zhao, Dazhong Molecular Genetics 462

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Option Advisors

Name Research Area Lapham Office Email
Alberto, Filipe Marine Biology S575
Berges, John Marine Biology S587
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

Microbiology Advisors

Name Research Area Lapham Office Email
Bardy, Sonia  Bacterial pathogenesis 464
Dey, Madhusudan Yeast genetics and molecular biology 460
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
Yang, Ching-Hong Plant-pathogen interactions 181