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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Unraveling the network of molecules that influence COVID-19 severity

Unraveling the network of molecules that influence COVID-19 severity

Researchers from the Morgridge Institute for Research, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Albany Medical College have identified more than 200 molecular features that strongly correlate with COVID-19 severity, offering insight into potential treatment options for those with advanced disease.
NSF leader Fleming Crim to speak at the Wisconsin Science Festival

NSF leader Fleming Crim to speak at the Wisconsin Science Festival

National Science Foundation leader Fleming Crim will give a talk on Friday, October 16 at 2 p.m. titled NSF Broader Impacts: Fostering Connections to Expand the Societal Benefits of Basic Research, as a part of the Wisconsin Science Festival’s speaker series.
Explore over 100 virtual events at the 10th annual Wisconsin Science Festival

Explore over 100 virtual events at the 10th annual Wisconsin Science Festival

From the novel coronavirus to food sciences, the 10th annual Wisconsin Science Festival, held October 15-18, will feature over 100 virtual events.

COVID-19 Research

Many investigators at the Morgridge Institute are taking on new research challenges to help understand the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and defeat the viral outbreak. Research teams in virology, metabolism, regenerative biology and medical engineering have the expertise and technologies uniquely suited to address the pandemic.

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COVID-19

Featured EventCOVID-19: The Contested Ethics of a Vaccine

October 27 @ 4:00 pm

A SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to alleviate COVID-19 is coming, but its development and distribution will be complex and fraught with ethical concerns.

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COVID-19: The Contested Ethics of a Vaccine

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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