Meet The Lab is a collection of educational resources for middle school science classrooms produced by PBS Wisconsin Education in partnership with the Morgridge Institute, WARF, and UW–Madison. This collection introduces students to relevant real-world issues, cutting edge research and the human element—the people working together to research, innovate and solve problems using science.
Meet the Bio Builders—a team of scientists in the Thomson Lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research who are using stem cells to repair damaged tissue and improve human health treatments. In the resources below, you’ll learn about these scientists and their lab, discover why their research matters in real life, and try out an activity.
Scientists in the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Center for Research in Virology use tools, including cryo-electron microscopy, to understand viruses and find ways to find new antiviral treatments.
The Optical Microscopy in Medicine Lab develops new methods to understand and combat cancer. They use high-tech lasers and high-powered magnification to identify patterns in cancerous cell growth and recommend treatment options.