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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Breaking down barriers to pancreatic cancer care in Wisconsin

Breaking down barriers to pancreatic cancer care in Wisconsin

Researchers at the Morgridge Institute and UW-Madison want to ensure that pancreatic cancer treatment options are accessible to all — regardless of race, ethnicity, or insurance status — so that patients can make the most informed decisions regarding their care.
Machine learning our way through a billion-chemical library

Machine learning our way through a billion-chemical library

Inspired by the need for smarter and cheaper ways to screen chemicals for potential therapeutic targets, Morgridge investigator Anthony Gitter is finding answers with machine learning tools.
Measuring blood flow with a beating “heart-on-a-chip”

Measuring blood flow with a beating “heart-on-a-chip”

With every heartbeat comes a rhythmic pulse that helps blood flow through the body. Understanding this pulsatile flow can offer insights on the impacts of blood vessel development and cardiovascular disease. New research uses an “organ-on-a-chip” model to study pulsatile flow in a more biologically relevant way.

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

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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