Phyllis Summerfelt

Phyllis Summerfelt

Lab Manager

Advanced Ocular Imaging Program
Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology
Medical College of Wisconsin
925 N 87th St
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

Phone: (414) 955-8068
Fax: (414) 955-6690
Email Phyllis

My role in the AOIP

I am currently the Lab Manager for the AOIP.  Adaptive optics and therapies for blinding disorders affecting the retina are my main areas of interest.


Undergraduate: BA, Biology, Lawrence University

Brief Biographical Information

I grew up on the Northwest side of Chicago. I graduated from Lincoln Park High School with an International Baccalaureate Diploma and received my BA in Biology from Lawrence University. I have always been interested in Science, starting with a summer internship at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, assisting with summer classes after my freshman year in High School. My original goal was to teach, and after graduating Lawrence I received my teaching certification for Wisconsin. I taught briefly and interned at the Schlitz Audubon Society in Environmental Education. Soon after, I began working at MCW. Surprisingly, working in research, I am continually using my teaching skills, training new students and employees, as well as educating our research subjects. This past year marks 18 years that I have been doing research at MCW.

My favorite structure in the eye

Cone cell


Advanced Ocular Imaging Program
Eye Institute
925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-955-AOIP (2647)
Fax: 414-955-6690
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