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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Wisconsin Science Festival encourages science exploration for all with 200+ events statewide

Wisconsin Science Festival encourages science exploration for all with 200+ events statewide

The 2019 Wisconsin Science Festival, held Oct. 17-20, will feature more than 220 events statewide and include everything from fossil exploration and robotic engineering to animal encounters and the science of Star Wars. Read more >
Scientists explore the role of metabolism in immune response

Scientists explore the role of metabolism in immune response

In a new study published in Nature Metabolism, the Jing Fan Lab highlights how changing metabolism can regulate the course of an immune response.Read more >
Broad-spectrum approaches could tip the balance against virus threats

Broad-spectrum approaches could tip the balance against virus threats

In the game against an essentially unlimited pool of virus threats, humanity is seriously outmatched. The Ahlquist Lab is working to develop broad-spectrum antivirals, solutions that will target many viruses at once.Read more >

Featured EventCrossroads of Ideas: Quantifying the Impact of Disruptive Trade Policies

September 24 @ 7:00 pm

Mainstream economic wisdom has been challenged by a wave of disruptive trade policies. Prof. Thomas Rutherford and Praveen Dixit, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Analysis, will explore the models used to study trade agreements.

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Crossroads of Ideas: Quantifying the Impact of Disruptive Trade Policies

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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