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Blood Research Institute

Blood Research Institute

Our research discoveries make tangible contributions to the care of patients.

In the interconnected world of science and medicine, research is critical. Versiti’s research spans basic, translational and clinical research that focuses on blood disorders. Our research discoveries make tangible contributions to the care of patients.

Basic research is housed at the Blood Research Institute (BRI), a state-of-the-art facility that gives investigators access to cutting-edge research equipment and related specialized services. The BRI is located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, along with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In addition to the intellectual capital and resources within Versiti, the local density of healthcare and research facilities provides us with a rich environment for biomedical research. Clinical scientists at Versiti’s Medical Sciences Institute (MSI) facilitate opportunities to identify and engage in collaborative translational research. Contract research scientists aid industry partners in custom projects that help advance innovative drugs, products and services.

2017 Research Report

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2019 Imagine Gala

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of dinner and discovery.

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Immunology Symposium

October 30, 2019

13th Annual Immunology Symposium covering the latest on Pathogen Recognition in Innate Immunity.

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Waseem Anani, MD performing research

2nd Annual Great Lakes Translational Glycomics Symposium

The symposium aims to bring together all those working in the glycosciences, while helping to shed light on this niche field so that it can become a part of the forefront of science.

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Dr. Subramaniam Malarkannan

Core Labs

Specialized research services for investigators.

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Areas of Research

Programs for basic scientists and clinical scientists at Versiti.

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Versiti sponsors several seminar series and lectures throughout the year.

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Research Opportunities

We provide services to faculty in the areas of grants administration, technology transfer and more.

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Dr. Subramaniam Malarkannan and electron microscope

Technology Transfer Office

The Technology Transfer Office advances technology from across all areas of Versiti.

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Institutional Review Board

Versiti is committed to the protection of human subjects in research. Versiti affiliate BloodCenter of Wisconsin has been assigned the Federalwide Assurance number FWA#00005505 by the Office for Human Research Protections. As of May 1, 2014, the MCW/FH IRB has been designated to review all human research protocols for Versiti.


Gilbert White, II, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer

Gilbert White, II, M.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

Peter Newman, Ph.D., Blood Research Institute VP Research & Associate Director

Peter Newman, Ph.D.
VP for Research

Associate Director, Blood Research Institute


From bench to bed, translating basic and clinical research to help patients in need

September 30, 2019

Versiti Blood Research Institute supports 40 investigators whose mission it is to research all things blood.

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British Fields

Getting to know Versiti research technologist and MCW student British Fields

August 19, 2019

British recently began medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin and has a passion for providing care to patients in underserved communities.

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Senior Investigator Qizhen Shi, MD, PhD, focuses on novel gene therapy.

Targeting the platelets and proteins that cause hemophilia

August 1, 2019

Senior Investigator Qizhen Shi, MD, PhD, focuses on novel gene therapy.

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