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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New partnership will help fuel the next generation of scientists and explorers

New partnership will help fuel the next generation of scientists and explorers

An ambitious new partnership in Wisconsin will create, connect, and activate world-class content creators in science, instruction and media with teachers and learners across the state and the nation. This K-12 education-based project will leverage the data, knowledge and expertise of a top university, coupled with the national educational resources and reach of the PBS […]Read more >
Collaboration leads to ‘dream’ of artery bank

Collaboration leads to ‘dream’ of artery bank

Just as blood banks are essential to medicine, the Thomson Lab hopes to see the advent of artery banks that give surgeons a better, readily available material to replace diseased arteries. The lab is using pluripotent stem cells to grow the cellular building blocks of the artery — endothelial and smooth muscle cells — and coax them into assembling into arteries that can grow and thrive in a majority of patients.Read more >
Stem Cells @ 20

Stem Cells @ 20

Twenty years ago, scientist James Thomson rocked the scientific world by isolating human embryonic stem cells — the building blocks of human life. Today, research is booming worldwide. Learn more about the remarkable Wisconsin stem cell story in excerpts from a special section created in partnership with the Wisconsin State Journal. Read more >

Featured EventSaturday Science: Aldo Leopold Day

January 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Celebrate Wisconsin’s legendary naturalist and his legacy of environmentalism and conservation! Identify and investigate mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians; read animal tracks and tree rings; make your own nature journal; build instruments to measure the wind and weather; and more.

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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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