Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Melissa Wilk

Graduate Student
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy

BS, Carroll University, 2011

Faculty Advisor:  Joseph Carroll, PhD

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

USA

Phone: (414) 955-2057
FAX: (414) 955-6517

Email: mwilk@mcw.edu


Research Area:  Retinal development and the relationship between retinal structure, visual acuity and cortical magnification


I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Carroll University in Human Biology.  I also minored in Psychology and was particularly interested in the field of Neuroscience.  After beginning my path towards becoming a Physical Therapist, I realized that my passion for Neuroscience was greater than that for PT.  I decided to apply to the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Neuroscience Doctoral Program and have subsequently joined the lab of Joe Carroll.  In his lab, I use high resolution retinal imaging as well as functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the visual system.

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