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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Statement from CEO Brad Schwartz on the appointment of Tommy Thompson as UW System interim president

Statement from CEO Brad Schwartz on the appointment of Tommy Thompson as UW System interim president

Morgridge CEO Brad Schwartz offers a statement of support for the appointment of Tommy Thompson as interim president of the University of Wisconsin System.
Rural Summer Science Camp goes digital

Rural Summer Science Camp goes digital

The novel coronavirus presented a significant hurdle for Discovery Outreach team—how do you bring science to rural students during a pandemic? Now in its 14th year, the Rural Summer Science Camp is celebrating a new milestone: an entirely digital experience.
Could pre-existing conditions hold the clue to new COVID-19 drugs?

Could pre-existing conditions hold the clue to new COVID-19 drugs?

The deadliest cases of COVID-19 often arise in patients with a variety of pre-existing conditions, known to medicine as “comorbidity.” A Morgridge Institute for Research project will investigate those disease relationships in the search for new drug treatments.

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 EventSeize the Moment: Adapting old tools for a novel coronavirus

July 22 @ 4:00 pm

Scientists across the globe are rapidly applying their technology and methods to answer COVID-19 questions, and many of them have never studied viruses before now. Hear from five Morgridge Institute for Research scientists who seized the opportunity to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge around SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

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Seize the Moment: Adapting old tools for a novel coronavirus

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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