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University of Wisconsin–Madison
To our prospective clients - UW Biotechnology Center staff are currently working at home until further notice per University guidelines regarding COVID-19. We ask that you refrain from sending or dropping off samples until further notice. We apologize for the delay in service.
To our current clients - Thank you for your patience as we work to complete your projects. Expect delays of 2 or more weeks as we follow University guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Biotrek Personnel



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 Tom Zinnen  Liz Jesse Paul Pierick 


Elizabeth (Liz) Jesse is a Science Outreach Specialist at the UW Biotechnology Center. Liz worked as a middle and high school classroom teacher for ten years, at both public and public charter schools in the Sheboygan Area. She also has experience working in the private sector as a pharmaceutical lab technician. Liz has a BS in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Maryland-University College. 

Paul's job at the lab is to prep DNA samples, wheat germ and other supplies to be used for educational experiments during the tours and workshops.
 Nikita  Bea Mumm  
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Nikita is a junior double majoring in Molecular Biology and Psychology with a certificate in the Biocore honors biology program. She is on a nationally-competitive Bollywood Fusion dance team and a member of Badger Volunteers. In her free time, Nikita enjoys doing yoga, dance, reading, spending time with friends and family, and, of course, working at Biotrek!

Bea Mumm, one of our great undergraduate students, is a junior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with certificates in Leadership and Global Health. Bea enjoys spending her free time traveling and being with friends and family.