Kopietz, a communications specialist at the Morgridge Institute for Research, has long ditched her crutches. And on April 15, she’s traveling to Portugal with her dad, Jeff, to celebrate her 19th year in remission. Together, they’ll walk 100-plus miles on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and they hope to raise $10,000 to support biomedical research at the Morgridge Institute.
Anthony Gitter remembers the mental spark when listening to a recent talk about the discovery of so-called “precocious cells” — a tiny group of cells that lead an advance charge against infection.“What really struck me was this small number of cells seem to randomly jump out and race through this response to an infection,” says Gitter, […]
It’s expected that almost 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2016 alone.When it comes to diagnosing breast cancer and predicting how the disease will progress in a patient, current practice is seeing a gap between the information scientists can get from a microscope and the images gathered […]
Jan Huisken, a scientist who develops tools to image biology in its unaltered natural state, will lead the medical engineering focus area at the Morgridge Institute for Research and help catalyze a campus-wide multi-scale imaging initiative.
Since 2004, UW-Madison high-throughput computing has been a core part of the LIGO gravitational waves project, spanning 1,000 scientists from 80 institutions across 15 countries. About 50 million core-hours managed by HTCondor in the past six months alone supported the February 2016 papers about the groundbreaking detection.
UW-Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the State of Wisconsin opened an electrifying new building in 2010 that offered the promise of doing science differently. Commemorating the first five years in the Discovery building, our 5 Year Impact Report showcases how the Morgridge Institute for Research, made possible by a transformational gift from alumni […]
Dave Pagliarini, Director of Metabolism at the Morgridge Institute for Research and Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has received the U.S. government’s highest honor for scientists in the early stages of their careers. President Barack Obama announced this month that Pagliarini is among 105 recipients nationally of the Presidential Early Career […]
Biomedical engineer Melissa Skala would be happy to chat about some of the whiz-bang features of her medical imaging technology, such as resolution, speed, throughput, signal-to-noise ratio and the like. But she’d much rather talk about the problems her technologies attack. “I’m a problem-based person, which can drive some of my fellow scientists crazy,” Skala […]
Mass spectrometry has become one of the must-have tools of modern biology. The Morgridge Institute for Research, as part of its Metabolism Initiative, is working with a University of Wisconsin-Madison team to greatly expand the scope of “mass spec” applications on campus.
To learn more about our 2015 progress, be sure to read our new feature story. A Tremendously Exciting Year from Morgridge Institute on Vimeo.