Benjamin S. Sajdak

Graduate Student

Advanced Ocular Imaging Program
Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute
925 N 87th St
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
 
Phone: (414) 955-2010
Fax: (414) 955-6690
Email Ben
Benjamin Sajdak

graduate student

 
 

Current research interests


I am using noninvasive retinal imaging techniques like optical coherence tomography and adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopy to study retinal disease. I work with several species, but most often the ground squirrel. I love studying this model because it is a cone dominant rodent, and undergoes incredible metabolic changes with annual hibernation.

 

Education


Undergraduate:
BS, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Graduate:

Medical College of Wisconsin (2014- )

 

Brief Biographical Information


After some years working in construction and retail, I was inspired to go back to school and study biology and neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. In my sophomore year I was fortunate to meet Dr. Dana (Vaughan) Merriman. Under her guidance I became a McNair Scholar, and studied the super-powers of ground squirrels. It was during an ambitious year of research that I developed a passion for investigating how the eye communicates with the brain. I worked in the AOIP as a Research Technician for a year and began the Neuroscience Doctoral Program in the summer of 2014.

 

My favorite structure in the eye


Cone Photoreceptors

 

Contact Information


Advanced Ocular Imaging Program
Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute
925 N 87th St
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
Phone: (414) 955-2010
Fax: (414) 955-6690
Email Ben

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