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New Morgridge investigator explores role of diet and metabolism in stem cell function

Daniela Drummond-Barbosa, the Morgridge Institute’s newest investigator, uses the model organism Drosophila to better understand the genetic drivers of stem cell disorders, obesity, infertility and a variety of diseases associated with metabolism.

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A science trailblazer retires: Stem cell researcher James Thomson’s legacy changed the future of biology

A science trailblazer retires: Stem cell researcher James Thomson’s legacy changed the future of biology

James Thomson helped the scientific world turn its attention to the remarkable stem cells that give rise to all of the building blocks of life. After more than 30 years with UW–Madison and 15 years with the Morgridge Institute, Thomson has announced plans to retire in July 2022.

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Vote now in the 2022 Morgridge Ethics Cartooning Competition

Vote now in the 2022 Morgridge Ethics Cartooning Competition

Sixteen cartoons have been selected as finalists in the 2022 Ethics Cartooning Competition, an annual contest sponsored by the Morgridge Institute.

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Resilience: How COVID-19 challenged the scientific world

Resilience: How COVID-19 challenged the scientific world

In late 2019, a novel coronavirus began spreading across the globe. The pandemic still isn’t over, but it hasn’t stopped scientific progress. We spoke with scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the University of Wisconsin-Madison who shared stories of promise, resilience, and lessons learned to come together, overcome challenges and work for the public good.

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Test Event

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November 22 @ 8:00 am

Test Event

In this interactive workshop, you’ll work with experts to learn best practices for communicating your work to people outside your field. You’ll learn how science writers identify the best elements to include in compelling science stories, and you’ll have a chance to get feedback on your own research “elevator pitch.”

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