Phil Newmark, a developmental biologist studying the mysteries of how the body regenerates damaged tissue, will join the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Zoology in fall 2016.Newmark, currently a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studies a freshwater flatworm called a planarian, a remarkable creature capable of […]
Of all the technologies used to advance stem cell research, this one breaks the mold: A bag full of colorful plastic Easter eggs from the local Dollar Store.
In a time when million-dollar security breaches of household name corporations regularly make headlines and complicate lives, computer science undergraduates at America’s universities remain surprisingly underexposed to basic cybersecurity tactics.
Mary Burke has been appointed to a five-year term on the board of the private, nonprofit biomedical research institute, and will serve on the board’s finance and education and outreach committees.
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 in the clinic setting.
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, […]
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 […]