Hundreds of scientists across campus are addressing core questions of metabolism through human, animal and plant biology, computation, imaging and the clinical environment.

The Morgridge Institute Metabolism Initiative strives to build community across this diverse group and provide a collaborative hub for ideas and resources. This website highlights the broad expertise of campus scientists and outstanding research environment and infrastructure across UW-Madison devoted to metabolism research and education.

Featured Lab Q&A What we can learn from hibernation – Q&A with Hannah Carey

Hannah Carey, a UW-Madison professor of comparative biosciences, uses hibernating mammals as models to study extreme changes in physiology and nutrition that occur on a seasonal basis. Carey discusses this remarkable process and its potential to impact human health by improving trauma care. Read more >