Medical College of Wisconsin, PhD, 2008, MRI Biophysics
University of Wisconsin - Madison, MS, 2003, Chemistry
University of Wisconsin - Madison, BS, 1998, Bacteriology
Christopher Pawela, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery and Biophysics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Pawela's goal is to develop new treatments and rehabilitation methods for peripheral (sensory) nerve injuries by learning more about how the brain responds to them.
"Peripheral nerve injuries are usually associated with traumatic accidents. Even with a successful surgical repair and a motivated patient, outcomes following these injuries can be poor. I use a variety of tools to study brain changes that occur following peripheral nerve injury and repair. These include functional magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalographic studies of brain activity, as well as microscopic tissue studies.”