Affiliated Research Centers and Programs

Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC)CVRC Logo

 The CVRC brings together over 130 researchers, physicians and educators to focus on ways to prevent and treat cardiac problems. These investigators represent more than 30 specialties--from genetics to pharmacology and preventive cardiology to cardiovascular surgery. They attack cardiovascular problems through basic research, clinical investigation, diagnosis, treatment and public education. Working together, Center members combine their unique perspectives, generate new ideas and reduce the time it takes to "translate" new discoveries from laboratories to the aid of patients.

McPherson Eye Research Institute (MERI) CVRC Logo

The UW Eye Research Institute fosters a multidisciplinary community of scholars working to gain critical knowledge about the science and art of vision and apply it to the prevention of blindness. The UW Eye Research Institute is the catalyst for vision research leading to new treatments, helping to reduce visual impairment and the costs associated with treating and caring for those with eye disease.

Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI)LOCI logo

 LOCI is a biophotonics instrumentation laboratory stemming from the research activities of Kevin Eliceiri, Dave Beebe, Bill Bement, Paul Campagnola, Patti Keely, Brenda Ogle, Justin Williams and other LOCI investigators. Our mission is to develop advanced optical and computational techniques for imaging and experimentally manipulating living specimens. New and improved imaging instrumentation and optical-based experimental techniques are being developed. These projects are driven by demands arising from the scientific studies of external collaborators and the principal investigators and opportunities that arise with the emergence of new technology. Instrumentation development is undertaken in a form that is both accessible and beneficial to the scientific community.

UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)ICTR logo

 The goal of the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) is to create an environment that transforms research into a continuum from investigation through discovery and to translation into real-life community practice, thereby linking even the most basic research to practical improvements in human health. Through the interdisciplinary nature of the ICTR (Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy) and the College of Engineering, the mission is to change the UW culture from “silos” to collaborations among ICTR members and within the entire university. With this UW team and ICTR's northern partner Marshfield Clinic, our new Institute expects major advancements in clinical and translational research.

Waisman BioManufacturingWCBF logo

 The primary mission of  Waisman Biomanufacturing is to provide cGMP manufacturing services to serve researchers, clinicians and business ventures in the development of novel biological therapies for clinical trials. Waisman has a proven track record of success in making clinical trial material for universities, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as both small and large companies nationally and internationally. Since opening its cGMP facility in 2001, Waisman Biomanufacturing has manufactured over 300 clinical grade products and has earned a reputation for working closely with clients for cost effective and timely manufacture of quality products.  We strive to meet these high standards with each product campaign.

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID)WID logo

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is a visionary public-private partnership that is creating two world-class biomedical research institutes. Its partners include donors John and Tashia Morgridge, the state of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin (UW–Madison) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery facility, which opened in December 2010, houses twin interdisciplinary research institutes: the Morgridge Institute for Research, a private, not-for-profit research institute dedicated to improving human health by accelerating scientific discovery to patient delivery; and the public Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, which is part of UW–Madison organized under its Graduate School. The state-of-the-art facility brings together scientists and researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines, such as the arts, humanities, social sciences, education, business and law. It also includes extensive public spaces in its Town Center intended to promote dialogue as a fertile crossroads for ideas among diverse parts of UW–Madison and the larger community.

Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC)WNPRC Logo

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center is one of eight federally supported (NIH-NCRRNational Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. More than 250 center scientists, through competitive grants, conduct research in primate biology with relevance to human and animal health. The Primate Center is based in the Graduate School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Center has strong research and teaching links to the UW Schools or Colleges of Medicine, Letters and Science, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine. The Center is AAALAC accredited and its policies adhere to the U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training.