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Laboratory research is vital to our mission at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. The discoveries made at the bench today will become tomorrow's therapies at the bedside, ultimately improving the health of Wisconsin and beyond.


Our robust research community includes active programs in all aspects of basic, clinical and applied science. Watch the videos below to learn more about the scientists who are helping shape the future of health care.



Connections Between Epilepsy and Cancer


At a glance, most people wouldn’t expect to find research on epilepsy and breast cancer coming out of the same lab. But Avtar Roopra's lab is finding uncommon synergies between these disparate topics.


Meet Dr. Roopra

Trying to Outsmart Viruses


Dr. Robert Kalejta is involved in a game of evolutionary chess. The opponent is human cytomegalovirus. Just as the virus has learned how to use that defense against the cell, Kalejta's lab is trying to relearn how to use that defense against the virus.


Meet Dr. Kalejta

Insights from 'Humans with Wings'


You won’t find a 250-pound linebacker lunging at the head of a rival quarterback in David Wassarman’s lab, but you will find research that one day could make a difference in the treatment of concussions and other trauma-related brain injuries.


Meet Dr. Wassarman

Disrupting the Cancer 'Highway'


The lab of Patricia Keely is focusing on breast cancer metastases and its relation to breast tissue density. The findings: In a number of cases, “highways” of dense tissue, primarily consisting of collagen, are guiding tumor cells out of the original tumor site and into the rest of the body.


Meet Dr. Keely


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Last updated: 09/25/2015
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