Robert Cooper

Rob Cooper

Graduate Student

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

Phone: (414) 955-8461
Fax: (414) 955-6690
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Current research interests

I am a graduate student at Marquette University's Biomedical Engineering Doctoral program. My current research is focused on the analysis of photoreceptor structure and function, and how the two aspects interplay to affect a person's ability to see. To accomplish this, I perform analyses of Adaptive Optics images in a variety of programming languages, notably: Java, C, and MATLAB.


Undergraduate: BS, Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University

Brief Biographical Information

When I began my undergraduate degree at Marquette University, I knew very little about where I would end up; only that whatever I wanted to work on, it would be something that involved the nervous system. My original fascination with this amazingly (or perhaps embarrassingly) stemmed from watching Star Trek: The Next Generation as a child. The seamless interface between man and machine seen in the Borg drew me to trying to understand how complex neurological systems function, and ultimately how something as flawed as the human optical system can operate with far more robustness and clarity than even the most resilient and highest-definition cameras.

My favorite structure in the eye

Rod Photoreceptors


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