Discovery Niche

Interactive research exhibit

The Discovery niche features a rotating scientific exhibit set in the Town Center to not only entice the casual visitor, but also to serve as a destination for planned events, such as Noon @ the Niche. With new exhibits every few months, the niche highlights research from UW–Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research. Faculty, students and private sector collaborators are encouraged to email to submit ideas for this innovative niche.

Current Exhibit

Exploring Solutions to Neurodegenerative Diseases

As they age, many people are affected by neurodegenerative diseases. These diseases include Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and take a great toll not only on those affected by the disease, but also on their families.

Explore the exhibit in the Discovery niche to understand the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and discover the characteristics of affected tissue at the microscopic level. Also, learn how research at UW–Madison is transforming patient care and what the future holds for therapies and treatments for patients.

Contributors to this display include the Parkinson’s Disease Think Tank at UW–Madison and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Patient artwork was provided by Oakwood Village.