The administrative structures, funding models and educational philosophy across the UW–Madison’s 35 biological sciences PhD programs in eight schools/colleges vary widely. In an effort to examine the overall structure of biological sciences PhD programs, a faculty working reviewed the current state of training at UW–Madison. The group recently submitted their recommendations to the dean of the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.
Read the Biological Sciences Working Group Report.
Two CALS faculty members served on the working group:
David Eide, professor, department and graduate program chair, department of nutritional sciences and associate director of metabolism and nutrition training program (T32)
Garret Suen, PhD: associate professor, department of bacteriology and program director of microbiology doctoral training program and co-director of microbes in health and disease training program (T32)