Sophia Wolf Quadracci Graduate Student
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3548
(414) 955-6517 (fax)
BS, St. Norbert College, 2008
Faculty Advisor: Allison Ebert, PhD
Research Area: Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as a model system of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
I received my Bachelor of Science degree from St. Norbert College in 2008 and then began my career at the Medical College of Wisconsin working as a technician for two years. I entered the graduate school through the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences where I quickly decided my primary interests were in the fields of neuroscience, developmental biology, and stem cell biology.
I joined the lab of Dr. Allison Ebert in the department of Cell Biology in 2011. Our lab studies mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases using iPSCs as a model system. My project focuses on elucidating how astrocytes may influence disease progression in Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare childhood developmental disorder.