Allison J. Kriegel, PhD
Department of Physiology
In 2004 I applied to the PhD program in the Department of Physiology at MCW because of their strong research programs in cardiovascular and renal physiology. After working as a laboratory technician for several years, I realized that in order to fully explore my interest in cardiovascular physiology and disease it would be necessary to receive graduate training in this area. As a graduate student in the Department of Physiology I received outstanding training from my PhD advisor, Dr. Andrew Greene, as well as all faculty members in the Department of Physiology. Early in the program we explored physiological systems and different approaches for studying them. Read more...
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) offers an education tested daily in the classroom and laboratories and also in the very environment where research is applied to improve the overall quality of human life. This academic environment is a place where questions are investigated everyday from all angles with support and resources from some of the best mentors in the field.
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Neuroscience Doctoral Program
Due to my experience working with patients with neurological disorders on a clinical level, I was interested in finding a PhD program that focused on translational neurological research to help bridge the gap between basic research findings and clinical practice. The neuroscience program at MCW has a strong group of investigators—recognized leaders in their fields— who are working toward these types of goals. During my first year, I was able to rotate through a number of labs working on issues relevant to clinical practice, including multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and neural development. The opportunities, flexibility, and collaborative environment are what place this program a cut above the rest.