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Morgridge Institute for Research

We study biology across the lifespan to improve human health in partnership with UW–Madison. Our institute conducts and translates innovative, interdisciplinary biomedical research.

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Our focus areas represent some of Madison's core research strengths with high potential for future growth.

  • Regenerative Biology
  • Core Computation
  • Bioethics
  • Medical Engineering
  • Virology
  • Metabolism
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Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

We’re a transdisciplinary research institute at UW–Madison exploring information — from cells to societies — across disciplines at the interfaces of research, education and business.

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Rooted in the common language of information, WID's seven research areas discover new theoretical and laboratory approaches to 21st-century challenges.

  • Core Computational Technology
  • Games - Learning - Society
  • Optimization
  • Bionates
  • Epigenetics
  • Living Environments Lab
  • Systems Biology
Newest and Most Advanced

Shared Research Equipment

Our teaching labs located on the upper research floors of the Discovery Building offer many opportunities for researchers, the public and industry to explore science and try out scientific tools up close and hands on. Researchers and community members can sign up to try out the latest in scientific equipment. Shared Research Equipment is supported by the Morgridge Institute for Research and WARF. 

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A wide array of scientific equipment

Providing access to the newest and most advanced equipment is part of Discovery’s vision of ensuring that technology complements the work of researchers, the UW–Madison campus and private industry partners.