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

Brad Schwartz: Measure what matters in science

In a guest blog for the Nov. 22 online edition of Scientific American, Morgridge Institute CEO Brad Schwartz writes about a challenge research institutions face in conveying the true societal value of research.Schwartz argues that the scientific community must develop more meaningful metrics than using grant totals as a proxy for research quality. He describes […]

OnLume receives SBIR support for image-guided surgery

OnLume Inc., a medical device company developing novel surgical imaging technology, today announced support from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to accelerate work on a fluorescence image-guided surgery (FIGS) system.OnLume received the $300,000 Phase I SBIR grant through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development […]

Can artery ‘banks’ transform vascular medicine?

The Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will address both the engineering and biomedical hurdles in creating artery “banks” for cardiovascular surgery, offering potentially major benefits to patients.

Best of the Fest: 2016 Wisconsin Science Festival

The Wisconsin Science Festival engaged thousands over four days of science-driven programming and has become a celebration of creativity and scientific discovery for audiences of all ages. New activities blossomed across the state as a record-breaking number of statewide sites participated.[View the story “Best of the Fest: 2016 Wisconsin Science Festival” on Storify]

Getting personal with pancreatic cancer

Oncologists are struggling to improve the grim survival rates of pancreatic cancer, which are especially frustrating in an era that is making good progress on other cancer fronts.“I think everyone now understands that there’s got to be a better way,” says Dr. Dustin Deming, assistant professor of medicine with the UW-Madison School of Medicine and […]

From physics to fitness, athletes in science challenge minds and bodies

From Rosalind Franklin to Edwin Hubble, history has shown that athleticism and scientific prowess are not mutually exclusive traits.Two scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research are proving this once again, challenging both their minds and bodies in a variety of ways.Alexandra Schroeder, a researcher in the Medical Engineering theme at the Morgridge Institute and Ph.D. […]

Science is king on campus during festival

10/9/16 | Samara Kalk Derby | Wisconsin State Journal | Original ArticleThe Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building on the UW-Madison campus will be a hive of activity Oct. 20-23 during the 6th annual Wisconsin Science Festival, where thousands of people will engage in science, often in unique ways.The four-day festival — with 200-some events — […]

Crossroads of Ideas series explores timely, thought-provoking topics

The Crossroads of Ideas lecture series, now in its second year, takes audiences on a journey of intellectual enlightenment.The series, held in the Discovery Building at UW-Madison, was launched as a way to gather the community to learn about thought-provoking topics. Hosted by the Discovery Building tenants—the Morgridge Institute for Research, the Wisconsin Institute for […]

Thomson honored for stem cell research legacy

Wisconsin biotechnology advocacy organization BioForward honored two giants in state biomedical innovation — stem cell research pioneer James Thomson and entrepreneur Ralph Kauten — for their scientific and business achievement during its annual summit September 27 in Madison.Thomson received BioForward’s second annual research achievement award, named after its first recipient, UW-Madison biochemist and vitamin research […]

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