Leadership

CEO

Brad Schwartz, MD

Brad Schwartz is Chief Executive Officer of the Morgridge Institute for Research, a private, nonprofit research institute dedicated to interdisciplinary biomedical research in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Schwartz is a physician-scientist whose research and clinical activities focus on hemostasis, and who has a deep commitment to the mission of public research universities.

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Administrative Leadership

Kathi Stanek

Kathi Stanek

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Stanek is responsible for managing the Institute’s financial and business operations, including strategic planning, treasury, investments, human resources, building operations, information systems, security, and compliance.

Bill Swisher

Bill Swisher

Chief Development Officer

Swisher is responsible for leading the fundraising team and all activities that aim to cultivate philanthropic support for the Morgridge Institute mission.

Brian Mattmiller

Brian Mattmiller

Chief Communications Officer

Mattmiller leads a comprehensive communications program, including online and print assets, media relations, marketing and social media to advance the institute’s biomedical research and science outreach mission.

Scientific Leadership

Paul Ahlquist

Paul Ahlquist

Virology

Ahlquist, director of the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Center for Research in Virology is a professor of oncology, molecular virology and plant pathology.

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Brian Bockelman

Brian Bockelman

Research Computing

Bockelman, a principal investigator in research computing, is enabling high-throughput research computing to facilitate leading-edge science across the Morgridge Institute, UW-Madison and beyond.

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Jason Cantor

Jason Cantor

Metabolism

Cantor, a principal investigator in the Morgridge Metabolism Theme, an assistant professor of biochemistry and affiliate in biomedical engineering, studies how environmental factors impact metabolic regulation in regards to cancer and immunology.

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Josh Coon

Joshua Coon

Metabolism

Coon develops and applies mass spectrometric technology to answer fundamental questions in cell biology and to study human diseases including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart failure, cancer, obesity, asthma, among several others.

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Kevin Eliceiri

Kevin Eliceiri

Biomedical Imaging

Eliceiri, a principal investigator in the Morgridge Biomedical Imaging Theme, is director of the Fab Lab and UW-Madison Laboratory for Computational and Optical Instrumentation where he designs and develops engineering solutions to address biomedical challenges.

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Jing Fan

Jing Fan

Metabolism

Fan, a principal investigator in the Morgridge Metabolism Theme and an assistant professor of nutritional sciences, studies the metabolism of cancer.

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Anthony Gitter

Anthony Gitter

Virology

Gitter, a principal investigator in the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Center for Research in Virology and assistant professor of biostatistics and medical informatics, designs algorithms to connect experimental data to study cancer and viruses.

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Timothy Grant

Timothy Grant

Virology

Grant, a principal investigator in the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Center for Research in Virology and an assistant professor of biochemistry, develops and applies new methods for improved imaging and image analysis by cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM).

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Jan Huisken

Jan Huisken

Biomedical Imaging

Huisken, a visiting professor of integrative biology, directs the Morgridge Biomedical Imaging Theme and is a leader in light sheet microscopy.

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Miron Livny

Miron Livny

Research Computing

Livny is Chief Technology Officer of the Morgridge Institute and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and leads the Morgridge Core Computational Technology research area.

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Phil Newmark

Phil Newmark

Regenerative Biology

Newmark, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and professor of integrative biology, is a principal investigator and the Burnell R. Roberts Chair in Regenerative Biology at the Morgridge Institute.

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Pilar Ossorio

Pilar Ossorio

Bioethics

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

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Melissa Skala

Melissa Skala

Biomedical Imaging

Skala, a principal investigator in the Morgridge Biomedical Imaging Theme and professor of biomedical engineering, develops new methods and technologies to understand and combat cancer.

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Ron Stewart

Ron Stewart

Bioinformatics

Stewart, the assistant director of Morgridge Bioinformatics, creates and utilizes sophisticated algorithms for analyzing high-throughput biological data.

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James Thomson

James Thomson

Regenerative Biology

Thomson, the John D. MacArthur Professor in medicine and public health and pioneer in stem cell science, directs the Morgridge Regenerative Biology Theme.

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