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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Morgridge, Meriter research project targets the persistent risk of preterm birth

Morgridge, Meriter research project targets the persistent risk of preterm birth

Of the approximately 4 million births in the United States each year, at least 400,000 of them still trigger a state of desperation in maternity wards. Parents, doctors and medical staff feel this way over the challenge of managing high-risk pregnancies. Read more >
Explore more than 200 events statewide at the Wisconsin Science Festival

Explore more than 200 events statewide at the Wisconsin Science Festival

From food science and viruses to data visualization and climate change, there’s something for everyone at the 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival (WSF), held this year from Oct. 11-14.Read more >
Immortal

Immortal: An oral history of stem cell discovery

In November 1998, the journal Science published James Thomson’s groundbreaking work on embryonic stem cells. There has been 20 years of progress since the initial discovery spawned a new field of research, and tremendous potential exists for the future. We reached out to the people who lived it, and they shared the experiences in their own words. This is their story. Read more >

Featured EventCrossroads of Ideas: Future Challenges for the Great Lakes

September 25 @ 7:00 pm

Jim Hurley, director of the University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center (UW Sea Grant and UW Water Resources institutes), discusses the latest research on emerging issues facing the Great Lakes, including invasive species, water quality, climate change and coastal community resilience.

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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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