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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Dietram Scheufele on #scicomm: What scientists can do to promote science and explain their work

Dietram Scheufele on #scicomm: What scientists can do to promote science and explain their work

In this Q&A, Scheufele shares information about the news environment, what it means for science communication, and what scientists can do to promote science and explain their work.Read more >
Taking new approaches to study lipid biology

Taking new approaches to study lipid biology

Any budding scientist knows that oil and water don’t mix. However, for our largely water-filled cells to thrive, nature needs to devise clever ways to make and move around the lipids—fat and oil-like compounds—that comprise membranes and other key cellular parts.Read more >
Expert panel explores gene-editing controversy at Crossroads of Ideas

Expert panel explores gene-editing controversy at Crossroads of Ideas

In late 2018, a Chinese scientist dropped a bombshell when he announced the birth of the world’s first gene-edited twins, and the scientific community is still grappling with the aftermath and ethical implications.Read more >

Featured EventCrossroads of Ideas: Space: The Final (Aquatic) Frontier

March 26 @ 7:00 pm

The sudden increase in automated sensors has allowed environmental scientists to measure and monitor the natural world in ways and at frequencies not previously possible. Emily Stanley, professor in integrative biology, will share how her research group has used these devices to measure changes over space to gain new perspectives and understanding of patterns and processes within aquatic environments.

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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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