Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

WARF Therapeutics Process

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We want to hear from researchers about their validated targets! The next program submission deadline for WARF Therapeutics projects will be fall 2024.

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WARF Therapeutics Submission Timeline

1. Submission Prep

You’ll meet with WARF Therapeutics to discuss your submission. Together, we’ll review your program and help determine if your submission is ready for approval.

2. 5R Program Nomination Submission

You need to submit a 5R Program Nomination Form. You can download a blank version that you’ll complete by right clicking on this link  and choosing “save as.” Once you’ve updated the PowerPoint with your information, please send it to Jon Young [email protected] and Lori Allen [email protected].

Download a Program Nomination Form that includes instructions.

3. Formal Presentation

PI will give a formal presentation to WARF Therapeutics and our Advisory Board.

4. Portfolio Review

If your submission is accepted:
Together we’ll establish priority, the statement of work, stage gate go/no go decisions, timelines, roles and responsibilities. We’ll agree on a public disclosure or publication plan. We’ll determine the model and allocate resources.

If your submission is not accepted:
WARF Therapeutics will provide you with feedback and decision rationale. We will suggest experiments that could increase your chance of acceptance.

5. Program Execution

These groups will guide program execution:

Submit Work

If you are a PI interested in submitting your work, we want to talk to you no matter how early in the process you are. Reach out to Jon Young.

Jon Young, Head of WARF Therapeutics
608-960-9885 | [email protected]


Business Questions

John Nagel, WARF Therapeutics Business Development
608-960-9848 | [email protected]

Rafael Diaz, Licensing Manager
608-960-9847 | [email protected]