Board of Trustees & SAB

The members of the board of trustees share in our drive to advance interdisciplinary biomedical research and leverage the strength of our collaborative partnerships.

Carl E. Gulbrandsen, Ph.D., J.D., Chair

Emeritus Managing Director of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Mary Burke, MBA

CEO and Founder, Building Brave

John Burris, Ph.D.

Emeritus President, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Harvey Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine

James Dahlberg, Ph.D.

Former Interim Chief Executive Officer, Morgridge Institute for Research
Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
Founder, Third Wave Technologies

Jacquelyn Fredrick, MBA

Former President and CEO of BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the BloodCenter Research Institute
Former President and CEO of Versiti, Inc.

Erik Iverson, JD, LLM

Chief Executive Officer, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Deborah Keller, MBA

Retired, Chief Executive Officer of Covance Drug Development

Thomas M. Krummel, M.D.

Venture Partner, Sante
Emile Holman Professor and Chair Emeritus
Stanford University School of Medicine
Co-Director Emeritus, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign

Patricia Lipton, M.S.

Retired Executive Director, State of Wisconsin Investment Board

John Morgridge, MBA

Chairman Emeritus, Cisco Systems

Tashia Morgridge, M.S.

Author and Retired Educator

John Neis, CFA

Managing Director, VENTUREINVESTORS 

Thomas F. Pyle Jr., MBA

Chairman, The Pyle Group LLC
Retired Chairman, President, CEO and Principal Owner, Rayovac Corporation

Fred Robertson, MBA, M.D.

Venture Partner, Baird Capital Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Retired CEO, Director, TomoTherapy

Winslow L. Sargeant, Ph.D.

Managing Director, S&T LLC

Brad Schwartz, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Morgridge Institute for Research
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin

Emeritus Trustees

James Berbee, M.S., MBA, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Wisconsin Founder and Former Chairman, Berbee Information Networks Corporation

Burnell Roberts, MBA

Retired CEO, Mead Corp.

Carol Skornicka, M.A. J.D.

Retired Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Midwest Airlines

Joan Spero, M.A., Ph.D.

Retired President, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Jan Ver Hagen, B.S.

Retired, Emerson Electric

David Whitwam, B.S.

Retired CEO, Whirlpool Corp.

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board provides important insight and feedback on the institute’s core research directions.

John Durant, MA, Ph.D., SAB Chair

MIT Museum Director and Adjunct Professor in the Science, Technology & Society Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Xavier Darzacq, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development, University of California, Berkeley

Andrew Dillin, Ph.D.

Thomas and Stacey Siebel Distinguished Chair in Stem Cell Research
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Lynn Enquist, Ph.D.

Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology, Emeritus and Professor of Molecular Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Emeritus, Princeton University

Ian Fisk, Ph.D.

Scientific Computing Core Co-Director, Simon Foundation, Flatiron Institute

Scott E. Fraser, Ph.D.

Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Director of Science Initiatives, University of Southern California

Christina Kendziorski, Ph.D.

Professor and Principal Investigator, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Christina Leslie, Ph.D.

Professor and Principal Investigator, Computational and Systems Biology Program Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Erika Matunis, Ph.D.

Professor and Principal Investigator, Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University

Amy McGuire , J.D., Ph.D.

Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy Baylor College of Medicine

Robert F. Murphy, Ph.D.

Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology, Emeritus
Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Machine Learning, Emeritus
Carnegie Mellon University

Clodagh O’Shea, Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar, Wicklow Chair Salk Institute for Biological Studies