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330 N Orchard Street

Madison, Wisconsin 53715



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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

Algorithm helps identify elusive genes that express like clockwork

The genes that turn on and off in precisely timed patterns, known as oscillatory genes, play an essential role in development functions like cell division, circadian rhythms and limb formation. But without a time-lapse view of genetic expression, these genes have gone largely undiscovered. An algorithm developed by scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research […]

Novel Morgridge technology may illuminate mystery Moon caves

It’s widely believed that the Moon features networks of caves created when violent lava flows tore under the surface from ancient volcanoes. A unique imaging technology from the Morgridge Institute for Research is providing NASA with an interesting and relatively inexpensive way to explore these out-of-sight features.

Tashia and John Morgridge receive global humanitarian award

Congratulations to John and Tashia on this prestigious award! 7.30.15 |San Jose Mercury News | Sal Pizarro | Original publication   The selection of Cisco Systems Chairman Emeritus John Morgridge and his wife, Tashia Morgridge, for this year’s James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award is a welcome return to Silicon Valley for The Tech Awards’ signature […]

Morgridge CT innovation wins WARF Accelerator support

A team led by Brandon Walker, a graduate student in the UW-Madison Department of Medical Physics and a researcher at the Morgridge Institute, designed a modular, multisource x-ray tube that has applications for both high-speed computed tomography (CT) and 3-D metal printing.

Morgridge high school science camp gets national attention

A Morgridge Institute for Research summer camp that has immersed hundreds of Wisconsin rural high school students in cutting-edge stem cell research is in the national spotlight, starting with a front-page news feature in The Wisconsin State Journal. The story, by WSJ reporter Cassidy McDonald, ran on the front page on Saturday, July 18, and […]

SWAMP expands portfolio of open-access software assurance tools

 O’Reilly OSCON, Portland, OR — The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) has added three new services to its suite of assurance offerings, including support for software written in Ruby, support for Android software written in Java, and access to Parasoft’s Jtest and C/C++test static analysis tools.  The new services are a big step in ongoing efforts […]

Summer science campers engage in hands-on stem cell activities

Now in its ninth year, the Rural Summer Science Camp brings teachers and high school students from rural Wisconsin communities to Madison to learn about advances in stem cell science and careers in research. A large emphasis is placed on hands-on, experiential learning. Campers aren’t just hearing about science– they’re doing science.

UW metabolism researchers blaze new paths

As a human health issue, most people think about metabolism in the context of calories in/calories out, energy consumption and body weight. But lately, scientists are finding far more sweeping health implications for this biological process.

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