David J. Pagliarini, PhD

David J. Pagliarini, PhD, Morgridge Institute for Research and University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dave Pagliarini is the Lead Investigator and Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. Chair of Metabolism at the Morgridge Institute for Research and an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating with honors in from the University of Notre Dame, Dave received a Ph.D. in biochemistry under the direction of Jack Dixon at UC San Diego, and performed his postdoctoral research with Vamsi Mootha at Harvard Medical School/The Broad Institute. At Morgridge, Dave leads an interdisciplinary team of scientists focusing on a range of leading-edge challenges in mitochondrial biochemistry and metabolism. In particular, Dave’s lab blends large-scale systems approaches with mechanistic biochemistry to define the molecular underpinnings of mitochondria dysfunction in human disease. Dave has received a number of honors for his work, including a Searle Scholar Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and the Young Investigator award from the Protein Society. He lives in Madison, WI with his wife, Carrie, and their two sons.