Research Centers

The Graduate School provides an administrative home for a number of multidisciplinary research centers and institutes. These centers involve faculty, staff, and students from the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Together they generate, on an annual basis, more than $160 million in extramural research awards. They also play an important role in terms of graduate education and outreach. Explore centers' home webpages below, and be sure to read about the centers' various outreach activities.

New Interim Director of the Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL)

We are pleased to announce that Bob Paulos has generously agreed to be the Interim Director of the Physical Sciences Laboratory. We would also like to thank Farshid Feyzi for his leadership of PSL and wish him well in his new position at Michigan State.

Early morning sunlight across canary grass at the Arboretum


Aquatic Sciences Center

Exterior of the Genetics Biotechnology Center building

Biotechnology Center

Exterior of Biotron building


Biological samples in the virology lab of Paul Ahlquist

Institute for Molecular Virology

Exterior of the Medical Sciences Center building

Institute on Aging

Microscopic image from LCMB homepage

Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology

A prototype neutrino-target screen being designed at the Physical Sciences Lab

Physical Sciences Laboratory

Microscopic image

Primate Research Center

Microscopic view of DNA being extracted

Research Animal Resources Center

Satellite dishes and domed-shaped satellite tracking antenna on the rooftop of the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences Building

Space Science & Engineering Center

Students mingle at a poster session

Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center

A worker at the UW Synchrotron Radiation Center

Synchrotron Radiation Center

An assortment of book covers from the Wisconsin University Press

University of Wisconsin Press

Exterior of the Waisman Center building

Waisman Center

Photo of IceCube facility from #ghostparticle poster

Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center

View from above at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID)

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Abraham Lincoln statue in front of Bascom Hall

All UW-Madison Research Centers and Programs