The Institute

330 N Orchard Street

Madison, Wisconsin 53715



Weekdays 8-5pm


Visitor parking in lots 17, 20 and 80 costs $1 per 30 minutes for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, up to a maximum of $12 per day. Prices and availability are subject to change. For more info, contact Transportation Services.
Lot 17 Engineering Drive Ramp, 1525 Engineering Drive
Lot 20 1390 University Avenue
Lot 80 Union South Garage, 1308 W Dayton St

We study biology across the lifespan to improve human health in partnership with UW-Madison. Our focus areas represent some of the university's core research strengths with high potential for future growth.

Our Focus Areas

Open Science Grid awarded for its gravitational wave contributions

The Open Science Grid (OSG) is a recipient of two HPCwire ‘Top Supercomputing Achievement’ awards for 2016, recognizing the use of high performance computing to verify Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves.UW-Madison has major connections to the OSG, which uses HTCondor high-throughput computing software in its platform. Miron Livny, the John Morgridge Professor of Computer Science, […]

Mateusz Manicki: Collaboration breeds scientific opportunity

In order to understand the biochemical underpinnings of disease, it is imperative to shrink down to the molecular level.It’s this mentality that steered Mateusz Manicki all the way from Poland’s Gdansk University to Madison, Wisconsin to study mitochondrial proteins. Manicki will be using mass spectrometry resources to better understand the functionality of cells contributing to […]

Pagliarini Lab gets cover treatment

Mitochondria get a mechanical makeover in the Aug. 18 cover of Molecular Cell, helping illustrate work by Morgridge Metabolism Director Dave Pagliarini and his team.The Pagliarini Lab had two related papers published in this issue, both of which shed light on uncharacterized proteins in the mitochondria — or MXPs. Many of these MXPs need their […]

Paul Ahlquist named a Steenbock Professor

By Chris Barncard, University CommunicationsA biophysicist exploring virus replication and a chemical engineer developing methods to model chemical processes are the 2016 recipients of Steenbock Professorships at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.Paul AhlquistJames RawlingsEndowed more than 30 years ago by Evelyn Steenbock — wife of Harry Steenbock, an emeritus biochemistry professor — Steenbock Professorships provide a […]

John Durant helping light science festival fireworks nationwide

John Durant remembers precisely when and where his scientific career veered from traditional academy into the world of community science outreach. Call it the invitation that rolled downhill.Durant is director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum, where he began in 2005 after decades of leadership at major British science museums. This summer, Durant […]

Jing Fan joins Morgridge Institute metabolism theme

Can we fight cancer by targeting its metabolism, essentially starving tumors of the nutrients they need to survive? It’s one of the intriguing big-picture questions in the research field of Jing Fan, a new investigator in the Morgridge Institute for Research metabolism theme.Fan will join the Morgridge metabolism theme, directed by Dave Pagliarini, in August […]

Pagliarini ‘energized’ by White House visit

It’s not every day someone gets the chance to stroll through the East Wing of the White House, snapping photos and checking out its famous Blue Room and Red Room. Dave Pagliarini experienced that and more during his trip to the nation’s capital May 5-6 to receive his Presidential Early Career (PECASE) award.Pagliarini, director of […]

Q&A with Discovery Audio-Visual Coordinator Alan Ruby

If you’re one of the thousands of people annually who participate in meetings at the Discovery Building, chances are you’ve benefited from the skills and commitment of Alan Ruby and his team. As the building’s audio-visual coordinator, Ruby and his mostly student staff are charged with keeping one of UW-Madison’s most technically rich meeting and […]

Scheufele named to gene editing panel

Dietram Scheufele, professor of life sciences communication at UW-Madison and Morgridge Institute for Research affiliate, will serve on a national panel examining the implications of human genome editing. The committee, announced Nov. 12 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, will examine the clinical, ethical, legal and social implications of the emerging technology. […]

330 N Orchard Street / Madison, Wisconsin 53715     608 . 316 . 4100     Open Weekdays 8-5 PM