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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Using nanobodies to fish for coronavirus clues

Using nanobodies to fish for coronavirus clues

A Morgridge Institute for Research project intended to shed light on planarians — remarkable flatworms capable of almost limitless regeneration — is being repurposed to focus on the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19.
Saturday Science transitions to a digital outreach experience

Saturday Science transitions to a digital outreach experience

The Discovery Outreach team demonstrates their commitment to provide valuable programming by translating Saturday Science into a digital experience during an unprecedented time.
Chronicling pandemic science in real time

Chronicling pandemic science in real time

Morgridge virology investigator Anthony Gitter, an assistant professor of biostatistics and medical informatics at UW-Madison, has co-developed a software tool called Manubot to help orchestrate a rapid expert assessment of COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics.

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 EventOvercoming COVID-19 and future pandemics: new tools to control viral threats

June 2 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for a free webinar about the basic science of viruses and pandemics, the state of virology research at the Morgridge Institute, and how that research will provide new ways to fight emerging viral threats.

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Overcoming COVID-19 and future pandemics: new tools to control viral threats

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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