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.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 >
Out of left field: Thomson looks at discovery and the future of science

Out of left field: Thomson looks at discovery and the future of science

James Thomson, the UW-Madison biologist whose stem cell discovery 20 years ago opened fascinating and promising new avenues in science, took time to discuss his thoughts on the breakthrough and what the future holds for the field of regenerative medicine.Read more >

Featured EventCrossroads of Ideas: Approaching MLK's Dream

January 22 @ 7:00 pm

Using randomized controlled trials, scientists have started to examine the effectiveness of different pro-diversity initiatives. Markus Brauer, professor in the UW–Madison department of psychology, will report cutting-edge research from this new field of diversity science.

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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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