17 Nov Gitter honored with inaugural Jeanne M. Rowe Chair in Virology
Tony Gitter, a Morgridge investigator in virology and research computing and an associate professor of biostatistics and medical informatics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been named the Jeanne M. Rowe Chair in Virology.
The chair honors Jeanne Rowe, who, along with her late husband John Rowe, has been deeply involved in the Morgridge Institute and UW–Madison — John was a graduate of the Department of History and the Law School, as well as a member Morgridge Board of Trustees and chair of the WARF Board of Trustees.
The Rowes have been longtime supporters of fundamental research and in particular, of the ways early-stage research can improve human health. That support culminated in the creation in 2018 of the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Center for Research in Virology, where Gitter is an investigator.
Now, the inaugural Jeanne M. Rowe Chair provides another incredible chapter in the couple’s legacy at the Morgridge Institute.
“My husband, John, and I wanted to do our part in helping the best and brightest investigators such as Tony do what they do best: impacting humanity in such a huge way,” Jeanne Rowe says. “I am always in awe of the unending progress in areas that will undoubtedly save many lives. I could not be more proud of Tony and the entire Morgridge team. The naming of the Jeanne M. Rowe Chair is both an honor and privilege, and I look forward to the many invaluable discoveries that will continue to surface in the coming years.”