Regenerative Biology is the Morgridge Institute’s inaugural platform for propelling stem cell use into standard medicine to advance therapeutic procedures and improve human health. Regenerative Biology is made up of four distinct groups: the Thomson Lab, the Newmark Lab and the Stewart Bioinformatics Group.
PBS Wisconsin Education
Meet The Lab is a collection of educational resources for middle school science classrooms, and is a collaboration between PBS Wisconsin Education, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the Morgridge Institute for Research.
Bio Builders: Superpowered by Stem Cells
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.Learn more
Stem Cell Primer
This short informational guide outlines the basic concepts associated with human pluripotent stem cell research and potential applications of the science.Learn more
Stem Cell Glossary
This resource includes basic definitions of terminology often found in stem cell literature.Learn more
In this activity, participants will explore how stem cells can change, or differentiate, into other cell types. This can occur spontaneously due to stress or because of changes in their environment. Participants will also discover how scientists can encourage, or direct, a stem cell to differentiate into a certain cell type by adding growth factors or changing certain conditions.Learn more
The following activities focus on vocabulary presented in the Stem Cell Primer and Glossary.
Stem Cell Cryptogram
Use stem cell vocabulary to uncover a secret stem cell message.Learn more
Stem Cell Vocabulary
This activity reinforces vocabulary from the Stem Cell Glossary.Learn more
Stem Cell Word Jumble
Unscramble these stem cell terms to reveal a mystery term.Learn more
Stem Cell Crossword Puzzle
This crossword puzzle uses terms from the Stem Cell Glossary and Primer.Learn more