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The UW-Madison Biotechnology Center is currently open and following the university's COVID-19 Response regarding campus operations.
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Mass Spec facility


Services that the Biotechnology Center can provide.

Biotech Building


The core facilities provide the services from the Biotechnology Center.

Coon Research Lab


Published works and labs that are within the Biotechnology Center.

Outreach event


An Outreach program that provides workshops, events, and more.



Scheduled events, past events, and Wednesday Night @ the Lab information.

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Missing in Action

The Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project.

The University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center is committed to maximizing the benefits of biotechnology research within the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin System, State of Wisconsin, and the nation. The center facilitates high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary research and supports, coordinates, disseminates, and advances biotechnology.

Biotechnology Center News

Metabolism Changes With Age, Just Not When You Might Think

“Researchers have precisely measured life’s metabolic highs and lows, from birth to old age, and the findings might surprise you.”

UW research 'angels' help find and identify American MIAs

"The missing in action have not been forgotten. Not by a nation that sent them to war and not by a dedicated group of volunteers and researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison."

Airman Accounted For From World War II

Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Walter B. Stone, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 20, 2019. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) thanked the University of Wisconsin for assistance in the recovery.

PBS Nova Featuring Dustin Rubinstein as expert on CRISPR

"It's a huge leap forward." Find out why experts think yesterday's CRISPR news was such a big deal in #NOVALens

— NOVA | PBS (@novapbs) August 3, 2017
Dustin Rubinstein

Dr. Rubinstein received his PhD from Cornell University in 2008. He has extensive experience in genetics applied towards a diverse array of research topics, including neuroscience, behavior, reproduction, and bioinformatics. He has always sought to generate tools to best address important research questions. Dr. Rubinstein was most recently a member of a team led by Profs. Melissa Harrison, Kate O'Connor-Giles, and Jill Wildonger, and this group was the first to publish the use of CRISPR/Cas9 in Drosophila. In this team, he helped generate a dozen genome-edited flies and built a website to assistant CRISPR/Cas9 project design.

Click here to see the PBS NOVA video highlighting CRISPR!