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330 N Orchard Street

Madison, Wisconsin 53715



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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
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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

New stem cell process increases therapeutic potential

Researchers from the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Australia have devised a way to dramatically cut the time involved in reprogramming and genetically correcting stem cells, an important step to making future therapies possible. Led by Sara Howden, a postdoctoral fellow at MCRI and formerly with the Morgridge Institute, the […]

Rock Mackie honored for inspiring entrepreneurial success

Thomas “Rock” Mackie, a scientist, entrepreneur and educator, has been honored with the 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education award for career-long assistance to students and faculty interested in starting businesses. Mackie, a professor emeritus of medical physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received the award at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium Nov. 5 in Madison. […]

Wisconsin Science Festival: Best of the Fest 2015

The Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration of discovery and science. Now in its fifth year, the festival continues to grow and inspire exploration and engagement in a range of topics. [View the story “Best of the Fest: 2015 Wisconsin Science Festival” on Storify]

‘Prototype Pathway’ open for business in Morgridge Fab Lab

The Morgridge Institute’s medical engineering team brought UW-Madison clinicians to the Advanced Fabrication Laboratory, or “Fab Lab,” Oct. 1 to celebrate the launch of the BerbeeWalsh Prototype Pathway.   Part of a multi-year, $300,000 commitment by Dr. James Berbee and Karen Walsh, the prototype pathway is meant to help spur medical device innovations by supporting collaborations […]

Stem cells help predict neural toxicity

A new system developed by scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison may provide a faster, cheaper and more biologically relevant way to screen drugs and chemicals that could harm the developing brain.

Morgridge Institute hosts community celebration of healthy aging

A daylong special event in the Discovery Building, located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, on Saturday, October 10, will explore health, happiness and well-being across the lifespan. The Morgridge Institute for Research and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation are teaming with UW-Madison to host the free event, which will feature entertaining talks and hands-on activities […]

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