Three scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research will describe what brought them to Madison and how breakthroughs in medical engineering, regenerative biology and medical imaging will help save lives at the Tuesday, Sept. 25 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Madison.

The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Madison’s John Nolen Drive. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and returning veterans, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register.

Speakers are: Jan Huisken, a medical engineer whose lab is studying the development processes in living organisms by non-invasive biomedical imaging techniques; Phil Newmark, a regenerative biologist whose lab is studying why some animals can regenerate missing or damaged organs; and Melissa Skala, a medical engineer whose lab is developing personalized cancer treatment strategies.

The three scientists combined to bring more than 40 researchers to campus, who are supported by a mix of competitive federal and private grants and other support.

“As a leading interdisciplinary research center, the Morgridge Institute has been able to recruit some of the nation’s leading scientists in recent years around its mission of improving human health. Huisken, Newmark and Skala represent what happens when you aim high,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.”

This luncheon is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and the UW-Madison Office of Business Engagement.

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to or call 608-442-7557.