Janet L. Branchaw

Associate Faculty Associate

Ph.D., 1996, Physiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

M.S., 1993, Physiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

B.S., 1990, Zoology, Iowa State University


Contact Information


Phone: 608-262-1182
Fax: 608-890-0576

Room 103b
445 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1577


Current Programs, Projects, and Classes

Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP)
Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (URM) Program
Entering Research
Entering Mentoring
2009 - 10 Biology Scholars Research Residency Fellow
Biocore 323, Organismal Biology
Mentor Training Adaptation for STEM Disciplines

Past Programs, Projects, and Classes

Ways of Knowing Biology
Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment
CALS 388 - Honors in Research Seminar
Physiology 335 - Human Physiology
Physiology 720 -  Medical Physiology
Anatomy 437 - Human Anatomy - Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy

Committees, Collaborations, Affiliations

UW-Madison Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP)
Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Honors in Research Committee

Invited Workshops / Selected Publications

2008 – Mentor & Mentee Training Workshop, University of Texas – El Paso
2008 - Entering Mentoring Presentation, National Academies Summer Institutes
2008 – Entering Mentoring Presentation, UW-Madison Symposium on Teaching & Learning
2006, 2007, 2008 – Mentoring Training Workshop, Arizona State University

Pfund, C., Maidl Pribbenow, C., Branchaw, J.L., Miller Lauffer, S., and Handelsman, J. (2005) The Merits of Mentor Training, Science 311:473-474.

About Me

When not teaching animal physiology or working to improve undergraduate biology education, I enjoy spending time with my family, swimming, and reading.