Morgridge Institute for Research Fearless Science

The Challenges that Motivate Us

Morgridge Institute scientists recognize that a fundamental understanding of human biology will drive the next big advances in human health. We conduct "fearless science" in some of these promising frontiers.

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Thomson Lab alumna gives back in new outreach project

Thomson Lab alumna gives back in new outreach project

Thomson Lab alumna Shannon Strader returned to her roots at Morgridge to participate in an upcoming outreach feature with PBS Wisconsin Meet the Lab. 
Giving middle school students a glimpse into the ‘invisible world’ of viruses

Giving middle school students a glimpse into the ‘invisible world’ of viruses

A new digital learning resource developed by PBS Wisconsin called “Meet the Lab,” which gives middle school-aged students a glimpse into high-powered research labs and the scientists who run them, highlights the Morgridge Institute virology research team.
Resilience: How COVID-19 challenged the scientific world

Resilience: How COVID-19 challenged the scientific world

In late 2019, a novel coronavirus began spreading across the globe. The pandemic still isn’t over, but it hasn’t stopped scientific progress. We spoke with scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison who shared stories of promise, resilience, and lessons learned to come together, overcome challenges and work for the public good.

Our Mission

Improve human health through innovative, interdisciplinary biomedical discoveries, spark scientific curiosity and serve society through translational outcomes, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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