- Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan – PhD in Biochemistry
- University of Wisconsin-Madison – Postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Genetics
Dr. Richard Halberg is a faculty member in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Oncology. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Gastroenterological Association.
In addition, Dr. Halberg is the senior director of shared resources at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is responsible for the leadership and oversight of all of the School's shared resources: developing and implementing strategic goals, overall administrative and fiscal management, assessing the scientific direction and research impact of current and future research core activities, and evaluating the prioritization of shared resources within the School's strategic research mission. Dr. Halberg also serves on numerous campus committees and two NIH/NCI study sections reviewing grant proposals.
Dr. Halberg is co-director of the "Techniques in Mouse Models of Human Cancer" workshop at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Over the past 25 years, this workshop has taught a diverse group of participants how to effectively manipulate and analyze mouse models. He also trains students and postdoctoral fellows through the UW-Madison Cellular and Molecular Pathology Program and the UW-Madison Cancer Biology Program.
Dr. Halberg has received an American Association of Cancer Research Career Development award, a Department of Medicine Puestow Research Award, an UW-Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance Award for Administrative Improvement, and the Michigan State University John A. Boezi Alumnus Award.
Dr. Halberg’s research uses sophisticated animal models and a unique set of samples from humans to understand how potentially cancerous colorectal tumors initiate, grow, and progress culminating in metastasis. This effort is critical to fully understanding this disease and developing effective treatment strategies.