Students in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) may study under the direction of faculty advisers in many disciplines. Currently, there are 78 trainers from a multitude of graduate training programs affiliated with the MSTP.

However, MD-PhD students are not restricted to just these trainers. The research resources of the entire UW-Madison campus are available to our students, with any faculty member of a PhD degree-granting program or department having the potential to be a mentor of an MSTP student. Each trainer is associated with one or more PhD programs. Typically, a student chooses a faculty mentor first and a PhD program second, based on preferred course offerings and other training opportunities.

Use the Wisconsin Discovery Portal to locate the right UW-Madison researcher for your mentoring, collaboration and research needs. This portal provides easy access to information about more than 3,000 researchers at UW-Madison and is easily queried by research interests or keywords, faculty name, industry or company and patent number.

Students who are particularly interested in clinical and translational research should also refer to the list of program faculty for the Graduate Program in Clinical Investigation, who serve as advisors for that PhD program and others.

Faculty trainers, 2010 to present

Research mentorDepartmentSchool
Paul Ahlquist, PhD Plant Pathology College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
David Andes, MD Medicine - Infectious Disease School of Medicine and Public Health
Fotis Asimakopoulos, MD, PhD Medicine - Hematology/Oncology School of Medicine and Public Health
Tracy Baker, PhD Comparative Biosciences School of Veterinary Medicine
David Beebe, PhD Biomedical Engineering College of Engineering
William Bement, PhD Zoology College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Barbara Bendlin, PhD Medicine - Geriatrics and Gerontology School of Medicine and Public Health
Chris Brace, PhD Radiology School of Medicine and Public Health
Christopher Bradfield, PhD Oncology School of Medicine and Public Health
Emery Bresnick, PhD Cell and Regenerative Biology School of Medicine and Public Health
Mark Burkard, MD, PhD Medicine - Hematology/Oncology School of Medicine and Public Health
Ed Chapman, PhD Neuroscience School of Medicine and Public Health
Richard Davidson, PhD Psychology College of Letters and Sciences
Loren Denlinger, MD, PhD Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care School of Medicine and Public Health
John Denu, PhD Biomolecular Chemistry School of Medicine and Public Health
Marlowe Eldridge, MD Pediatrics - Critical Care School of Medicine and Public Health
Thomas Friedrich, PhD Pathobiological Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine
Jim Gern, MD Pediatrics - Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology School of Medicine and Public Health
Tim Gomez, PhD Neuroscience School of Medicine and Public Health
Dan Greenspan, PhD Cell and Regenerative Biology School of Medicine and Public Health
Tom Grist, MD Radiology School of Medicine and Public Health
Jenny Gumperz, PhD Medical Microbiology and Immunology School of Medicine and Public Health
Mary Halloran, PhD Zoology College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Anna Huttenlocher, MD Pediatrics - Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology School of Medicine and Public Health
Kevin Johnson, PhD Medical Physics School of Medicine and Public Health
Sterling Johnson, PhD Medicine - Geriatrics and Gerontology School of Medicine and Public Health
Rob Kalejta, PhD Oncology School of Medicine and Public Health
Timothy Kamp, MD, PhD Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine School of Medicine and Public Health
James Keck, PhD Biomolecular Chemistry School of Medicine and Public Health
Judith Kimble, PhD Biochemistry College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Bruce Klein, MD Pediatrics - Infectious Disease School of Medicine and Public Health
Michael Koenigs, PhD Psychiatry School of Medicine and Public Health
John S. Kuo, MD, PhD Neurological Surgery School of Medicine and Public Health
Susan Lederer, PhD Medical History and Bioethics School of Medicine and Public Health
Wan-Ju Li, PhD Orthopedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine and Public Health
Kristyn Masters, PhD Biomedical Engineering College of Engineering
Beth Meyerand, PhD Medical Physics School of Medicine and Public Health
Shigeki Miyamoto, PhD Oncology School of Medicine and Public Health
Deane Mosher, MD Biomolecular Chemistry School of Medicine and Public Health
Richard Moss, PhD Cell and Regenerative Biology School of Medicine and Public Health
David O'Connor, PhD Pathology and Laboratory Medicine School of Medicine and Public Health
Dave Pagliarini, PhD Biochemistry College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Paul Peppard, PhD Population Health Sciences School of Medicine and Public Health
Brad Postle, PhD Psychology College of Letters and Sciences
Vivek Prabhakaran, MD, PhD Radiology School of Medicine and Public Health
Luigi Puglielli, MD, PhD Medicine - Geriatrics and Adult Development School of Medicine and Public Health
J. Carter Ralphe, MD Pediatrics - Cardiology School of Medicine and Public Health
Nasia Safdar, MD, MS Medicine - Infectious Diseases School of Medicine and Public Health
Kris Saha, PhD Biomedical Engineering College of Engineering
J.D. Sauer, PhD Medical Microbiology and Immunology School of Medicine and Public Health
Ajay Sethi, PhD, MHS Population Health Sciences School of Medicine and Public Health
Paul Sondel, MD, PhD Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology School of Medicine and Public Health
Rob Striker, MD, PhD Medicine - Infectious Diseases School of Medicine and Public Health
Darryl Thelen, PhD Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering
Giulio Tononi, MD, PhD Psychiatry School of Medicine and Public Health
David Wassarman, PhD Cell and Regenerative Biology School of Medicine and Public Health
Jamey Weichert, PhD Radiology School of Medicine and Public Health
Oliver Wieben, PhD Medical Physics School of Medicine and Public Health
Jerry Yin, PhD Genetics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
JP Yu, MD, PhD Radiology School of Medicine and Public Health
Su Chun Zhang, MD, PhD Neuroscience School of Medicine and Public Health
Xinyu Zhao, PhD Neuroscience School of Medicine and Public Health