Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Eric Weh 

Graduate Student
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

BS, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 2009

Faculty Advisor: Elena Semina, PhD

Mailing Address:
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3548

Phone: (414) 955-2568
FAX: (414) 955-6517

Email:  eweh@mcw.edu




Research Area: Investigating the underlying mechanisms of ocular pathologies

I attended Marquette University here in Milwaukee for my undergrad where I earned a BS in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. I originally hail from Connecticut and enrolled at Marquette to get away from home and see a different part of the country. I applied to MCW through the Interdisciplinary program because I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to research for a PhD and this program allowed me to sample several different areas of research which many other graduate schools don’t.

I joined the Semina lab after completing four rotations having found an area of research that I enjoy quite a bit. The Semina lab focuses on identifying the genes underlying human childhood diseases, focusing primarily on ocular pathologies. My research is going to focus primarily on Peter’s Plus Syndrome and identifying the mechanism by which the disease happens. The gene that causes this syndrome is known but the protein and mechanism of action have yet to be elucidated. I am also interested in retinal degenerative diseases and hope to expand my research into this area as well.

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