Department of Biochemistry
Douglas B. Weibel, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
6424A Biochemical Sciences Building
440 Babcock Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1544
Phone: +1 608/890-1342
Fax: +1 608/265-0764
Douglas B. Weibel received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1996 from the University of Utah (with Prof. C. Dale Poulter). From 1996-1997 he
was a Fulbright Fellow at Tohoku University, Japan and studied organometallic chemistry (with Prof. Yoshinori Yamamoto). He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2002 (with Prof. Jerrold Meinwald) for research in the fields of organic and analytical chemistry. During his graduate studies he was an intern at Orchid Biosciences Inc. (now Orchid Cellmark) and a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany (with Prof. Wilhelm Boland). From 2002-2006 he was a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. George M. Whitesides at Harvard University where his research spanned the fields of chemistry, materials science and engineering, and microbiology. In 2005 he was a student in the Physiology Course ('Modern Cell Biology using Microscopic, Biochemical, and Computational Approaches') at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole (Course Directors, Prof. Ron Vale and Prof. Tim Mitchison). He is currently an Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering, an affiliate of the Genome Center, and a trainer in the Biophysics Program, Biotechnology Training Program, the Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, the Chemistry and Biology Program, the Materials Science Program, the Molecular Biosciences Training Program, and the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program, all at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Douglas has consulted for a range of public and privately-held companies in the areas of biotechnology, materials science, and law, and has participated in a range of government advisory positions in the areas of chemical and biological defense, infectious diseases, and biomedicine.
His research interests span the fields of biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, and microbiology.