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

#100miles4research: Kopietz celebrates 19 years cancer-free

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.

CAREER award to explore dynamics of biology

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, […]

Collagen imaging: Bridging the gap between microscopy and the clinic

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 […]

5 Year Impact Report

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 […]

Pagliarini earns presidential recognition for research on mitochondria

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 […]

Melissa Skala: Follow the Light to Better Cancer Treatment

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 […]

330 N Orchard Street / Madison, Wisconsin 53715     608 . 316 . 4100     Open Weekdays 8-5 PM