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.
Emile Holman Professor and Chair Emeritus
Department of Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Co-Director 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
Terri L. Potter, MHA
Retired Chief Executive Officer, Meriter Health Services
President, Potter Consulting
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
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
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
Burnell Roberts, MBA
Retired CEO, Mead Corp.
John Rowe, J.D.
Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation
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.
MIT Museum Director and Adjunct Professor in the Science, Technology & Society Program
Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development, University of California, Berkeley
Thomas and Stacey Siebel Distinguished Chair in Stem Cell Research
Howard Hughes Medical Investigator
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology and Professor in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.
Scientific Computing Core Co-Director, Simon Foundation, Flatiron Institute
Provost Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, Elizabeth Garrett Professor of Convergent Biosciences, Director of Science Initiatives, Co-Director Bridge Institute, Translational Imaging Center, Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, University of Southern California
Professor, UW Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin
Professor, Principal Investigator, Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University
Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director, Baylor College of Medicine
Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology and
Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Machine Learning
Head, Computational Biology Department, Carnegie Mellon University
Harvey D. Spangler Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedics
Co-Director, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar Wicklow Chair, Salk