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About Us

Wisconsin Viral Research Group (WVRG) was founded in 1996 by Dr. Konstance Knox and Dr. Donald Carrigan For over a decade, WVRG investigated the role of human herpes virus six (HHV-6) in chronic disease and transplantation sequelae. Read our story. Our mission included the discovery of and investigation into the viral causes of known, but poorly understood, acute and chronic diseases as well as the viral etiology of new, previously unrecognized, diseases.

WVRG had both research and diagnostic labs and is:

  • A CLIA certified clinical diagnostic laboratory
  • A Contract Research Organization (CRO)
  • A biorepository for specimens from a wide range of patient populations
  • An independent research organization that performs both basic and applied research into viral causes of human and veterinary disease
  • A research lab undertaking projects funded by grants from chronic disease support organization