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Dr. Catherine Chan

Catherine Chan
  • Executive Director
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

As the Executive Director of ORSP, I work to promote  faculty and academic staff research and professional development activities; champion undergraduate research and creative activity in all academic disciplines; enhance the development of a campus culture that supports teachers-scholars and undergraduate student research mentors; oversee extramural grant development; and maintain an internal program of funding, awards and celebration of success in scholarly activities. There are all areas I have invested in throughout my career in higher education. 



I hold a doctorate in cell and molecular biology as well as a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, both from UW-Madison. My scholarly interests include integrating student learning and their engagement in undergraduate research and other high-impact educational practices.