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The Morgridge Institute for Research is a private, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving human health through interdisciplinary biomedical research, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

We serve as a collaborative hub for investigators across UW-Madison to work together on fundamental biomedical questions. The institute offers an extraordinary work environment built around a multi-disciplinary fusion of ideas, state-of-the-art facilities, and mentorship by groundbreaking science leaders.

Our research focus areas include regenerative biology and bioinformatics, virology, biomedical imaging, metabolism, research computing and bioethics.

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At the Morgridge Institute, we are guided by these core values:

  • Curiosity: We embrace and encourage bold questions. We conduct fearless science and follow the results where they take us.
  • Collaboration: We can’t do this alone. We partner with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to achieve the greatest outcomes.
  • Integrity: We pursue our mission with rigor, discipline and honesty. We treat everyone with dignity and respect and are committed to equality.
  • Inspiration: We believe society is strengthened by science. We connect with communities to spark imagination.
The excellent support to pursue really important questions counteracts negative pressures in the current hyper-competitive funding environment to go after smaller issues for guaranteed short-term progress.
Paul Ahlquist

Paul Ahlquist

Virology Investigator