Dave Pagliarini, Ph.D.
Investigator and Director of Metabolism
Morgridge Institute for Research
Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin - Madison
BS, University of Notre Dame
MS, University of Michigan
PhD, University of California, San Diego
Postdoc, Harvard Medical School
Joined the UW-Madison Faculty in 2009
Joined the Morgridge Institute for Research in 2015
Dave Pagliarini is the Director of the Metabolism Theme at the Morgridge Institute for Research, and is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he performed research in organic synthesis as an HHMI fellow in the lab of Paul Helquist. Dave began his graduate studies in chemical biology with Michael Marletta at the University of Michigan, and received a Ph.D. in biomolecular sciences under the direction of Jack Dixon at UC San Diego. For his postdoctoral fellowship, Dave joined Vamsi Mootha's laboratory at Harvard Medical School/The Broad Institute where he studied systems approaches to mitochondrial biology.
At UW-Madison, Dave leads an interdisciplinary team of scientists focusing on a range of leading-edge challenges in mitochondrial biochemistry and metabolism. He is a member of the following graduate and training programs:
- Biotechnology Training Program (BTP)
- Cell & Molecular Biology (CMB) program
- Chemistry-Biology Interface Training (CBIT) program
- Genomic Sciences Training Program (GSTP)
- Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences (IGPNS)
- Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB)
- Molecular Biosciences Training Program (MBTG)
- Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology (MCP) program
- Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
- UW Carbone Cancer Center
Dave has received a number of honors, including a Searle Scholar Award, a Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Award, a Shaw Scientist Award, and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Dave lives in Middleton, WI with his wife and fellow Notre Dame graduate, Carrie, and their two sons.