Photo of Biochemistry Faculty member Marv WickensFaculty & Affiliates

Our faculty members are renowned researchers in their laboratories and award-winning educators in the classroom. They teach both introductory and advanced biochemistry courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Their research interests span cellular regulation, molecular genetics, protein structure, hormone action, virology, biology, and much more. In their labs, they oversee and mentor diverse groups of undergraduate researchers, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff scientists.

Biochemistry Emeritus Faculty photoEmeritus

During their tenure, faculty members expand the scientific knowledge within their field and often earn the status of Emeritus Professor. These faculty members made substantial contributions in areas of biochemistry that encompass important basic research, as well as nutrition and human health. Their rich history lives on in their Emeritus status. Many of them are still involved in research or contribute to projects that work to preserve the history of science in the Department of Biochemistry.

Honorary Faculty

The department maintains a strategic connection with select faculty members who pursue other opportunities by naming them Honorary Fellows. These faculty often launched their careers in the department and now continue their work at other research institutions or in industry settings. During their time in the department they served as mentors to students and staff, and carried out notable research, teaching and service to the institution.

Postdoc PicturePostdocs

The Department of Biochemistry hosts a thriving community of postdoctoral fellows that is a highly-valued component of the research that takes place here. These scientists get the opportunity to pursue independent research and gain experience in mentoring and teaching. Following postdoctoral study, scientists establish successful careers in a wide range of areas. They are attractive candidates for academic positions and high-level industry jobs, as well as in areas such as government and nonprofit science entities. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)