Chris Gitter

Position title: Senior Class Events Director


A graduate of Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, Chris is majoring in pharmacology and toxicology, with certificates in environmental studies and global health. His passion for connecting the environment and personal health was sparked as a member of the campus Greenhouse Learning Community. Outside the classroom, he has stayed busy with field, laboratory and clinical research, including traveling to the Tiputini Biodiversity Station as a member of the Rainforest and Coral Reefs first-year interest group. He also studied the role of protein kinases in the Dai pharmaceutical sciences lab. Chris has completed clinical research internships with the Minnesota Urology Foundation and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. He serves as the community events director on the Wisconsin Homecoming Committee and as a co-president of the UW–Madison chapter of Be the Match on Campus, a national bone marrow registry. After graduation, Chris will continue clinical cardiology research with the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation prior to applying to medical school.