Advising

Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) disruptions, we are currently only offering remote and phone advising appointments. Email is still a good option for quick questions.

Your advisor is here to guide you through your Biochemistry or Microbiology major. We can address your questions and concerns, provide advice, help you create a four-year degree plan that meets your major and professional goals, and connect you to resources. It is important to remember that advising is about the process, and some questions do not have a quick and easy answer. Your advisor will challenge you to self-reflect, to critically think about your goals and strategies, and to develop decision-making skills. For more information about what to expect during your advising appointment, visit UW Undergraduate Advising.

To schedule a remote advising appointment, please go to MyUW and use Starfish to find your assigned advisor and then select a location of either “Online” (aka “Microsoft Teams” (recommended)) or “Phone” (if you don’t have reliable internet access). For all appointments, please list your phone number in the notes section. If there are technical difficulties, we’ll just call you and have a phone appointment. 

After you schedule in Starfish, your advisor will send you a link and instructions for how to access the online meeting. For online appointments you will not need to download the Microsoft Teams application, just click the “Join on the Web Instead” button as you start the appointment.  You are also welcome to review this helpful resource before your appointment begins.

 

Most* students in the Biochemistry and Microbiology majors will be assigned to advisors based on the first letter of their last name, as follows:

(*Note: Some students, including graduating seniors and students on academic probation, will remain with their current advisor.)

Amy Betzelberger

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Advisor, Hub Manager

Email: abetzelberge@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-9846

Address:
Suite 1315C
Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building
440 Henry Mall

Katy France

Credentials: JD

Position title: Advisor

Email: katy.france@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-2975

Address:
Suite 1315B
Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building
440 Henry Mall

Jolijn Nagelkerke

Credentials: MSc

Position title: Advisor

Email: nagelkerke@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-3685

Address:
Suite 1315D
Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building
440 Henry Mall

Morgan Reidinger

Credentials: MA

Position title: Advisor

Email: mreidinger@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-2184

Address:
Suite 1315A
Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building
440 Henry Mall