The Institute

330 N Orchard Street

Madison, Wisconsin 53715



Weekdays 8-5pm


Visitor parking in lots 17, 20 and 80 costs $1 per 30 minutes for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, up to a maximum of $12 per day. Prices and availability are subject to change. For more info, contact Transportation Services.
Lot 17 Engineering Drive Ramp, 1525 Engineering Drive
Lot 20 1390 University Avenue
Lot 80 Union South Garage, 1308 W Dayton St

Morgridge Institute People

The nonprofit Morgridge Institute for Research is governed by a board of trustees as a private, independent, 501(c)3 Medical Research Organization. Its leadership is committed to strategic alliances with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and UW-Madison.


Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Brad Schwartz

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Brad Schwartz leads the institute, working closely with the Morgridge Institute scientific team, the scientific advisory board and UW-Madison leaders to set the research agenda.
The Morgridge scientific leadership team and focus areas include:

Dave Pagliarini

Pagliarini, an associate professor of biochemistry and expert on mitochondria composition and function, directs the Morgridge metabolism team.

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James Thomson

Regenerative Biology

Thomson, the John D. MacArthur Professor in UW-Madison medicine and public health and pioneer in stem cell science, directs regenerative biology. 

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Paul Ahlquist


Ahlquist, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and professor of oncology, molecular virology and plant pathology, directs the Morgridge virology team.

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Miron Livny

Core Computation

Livny is Chief Technology Officer of the Morgridge Institute and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, and also directs core computational technology for research.

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Kevin Eliceiri

Medical Engineering

Eliceiri, director of the UW-Madison Laboratory for Computational and Optical Instrumentation, is the Morgridge interim director and associate director of medical engineering.

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Ron Stewart


Stewart runs a team of talented bioinformaticians and computational biologists who create and utilize sophisticated algorithms for analyzing high-throughput biological data.


Pilar Ossorio

Bioethicist in Residence

 Ossorio, professor of law and bioethics at UW–Madison, serves as the inaugural Morgridge Bioethics Scholar-in-Residence.

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Ming Yuan


Yuan is a professor in the Department of Statistics and full investigator with the Morgridge virology team.

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Anthony Gitter


Gitter is a UW-Madison assistant professor of biostatistics and medical informatics and Morgridge Institute investigator in virology.

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330 N Orchard Street / Madison, Wisconsin 53715     608 . 316 . 4100     Open Weekdays 8-5 PM