Emily, Melissa and Alison work on the adaptive optics system


Students in the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program are given the opportunity to develop strong research skills in a multidisciplinary environment.  Involved in every aspect of the program, students play a vital role in the ongoing development of innovative imaging research.

Our students come to us from a variety of programs, and with varied expertise, including medicine, cell biology, engineering, neuroscience, image processing and computer programming.  Medical students at Medical College of Wisconsin typically participate via the Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP) or the Physician Scientist Pathway.  We also accept undergraduate students through both the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) and Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) programs offered through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, as well as high school students participating in the Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science (ROADS) program. In addition, we have numerous other research opportunities for local students from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, UW Milwaukee, or Marquette University.

If you are interested in our program, please contact Joseph Carroll (414) 955-2052 to discuss current research opportunities.  Get to know our current students on this page or view our graduates on our alumni page.

Matt Braza
Alison Huckenpahler
Ryan Johnson
Rachel Linderman
Edward Randerson
Ben Sajdak
Alexander Salmon
Maggie Strampe
Erica Woertz

AOIP Summer Students

The summer of 2016 is shaping up to be a very busy scene in the AOIP with students joining us from a variety of programs.  Two MCW medical students, one University of Minnesota medical student and one Temple University student will conduct a variety of ocular imaging projects during their summer program.  Listed below are their names, undergraduate institutions and the title of their projects.  We would like to acknowledge the support of the NHLBI T35 and R25 grants as well as Research to Prevent Blindness, Glaucoma Research Foundation, and the NEI for supporting this summer research.

Student Undergraduate Institution Title of Project

David Gansen

Temple University

Working on fixation and cone counting software.

Maggie Strampe

University of Minnesota

Imaging of retinitis pigmentosa and other retinal degenerative diseases.

Daniel Lee

UC Berkeley Working on projects related to the anatomical layers of the retina.

Anisha Arora

Northwestern University  

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