Dave Pagliarini

Dave Pagliarini

Investigator, Metabolism Research Group



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I lead the Metabolism research theme at Morgridge. In this role, I am helping to build a campus-wide metabolism initiative by recruiting talented and collaborative new investigators, assisting with the development of new leading-edge metabolism-related facilities, and promoting a more cohesive metabolism research culture in Madison. I am also an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at UW-Madison. My laboratory is an interdisciplinary team of scientists driven to understand the biochemical underpinnings of mitochondrial dysfunction in human diseases. We integrate large-scale methodologies with traditional biochemistry to investigate the modulation, adaptation and basic metabolic function of mitochondria.


Postdoctoral fellowship, 2009, Harvard Medical School

Ph.D., 2005, University of California, San Diego

M.S., 2002, University of Michigan

B.S., 1999, University of Notre Dame

Selected Honors & Awards

  • 2020 Earl and Thressa Stadtman Young Scholar Award, ASBMB
  • 2019 H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, UW–Madison
  • 2017 Protein Science Young Investigator Award
  • 2016 Pound Research Award, UW–Madison
  • 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
  • 2015 Vilas Associates Award, UW–Madison
  • 2012 Shaw Scientist Award, The Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • 2011 Searle Scholar Award, Kinship Foundation
  • 2011 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar Award in Aging (selected, but ineligible to accept)
  • 2011 Glenn Award, Glenn Foundation for Medical Research

Selected Publications