Success Stories

Thomas "Rock" Mackie, Photo by UW-Madison, University Communications
Thomas "Rock" Mackie, Photo by UW-Madison, University Communications
  • Dr. James Thomson's breakthrough with human embryonic stem cells and more recently induced pluripotent stem cells, now among the most powerful research tools of our generation;
  • Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka's invention of reverse genetics, a technique that is improving how vaccines are made; and
  • the computer processor discoveries of John Wiley, John Perepezko and Gurindar Sohi, essential in helping industry create computers that are faster, greener and powerful enough to tackle our many global problems.
Additional key discoveries include: