Ryan Hillmer

Ryan_HillmerGraduate Student
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3548

(414) 955-8509
(414) 955-6517 (fax)

BS, Carroll University 2012

Faculty Advisor: Brian Link, PhD

Research Area: Molecular mechanisms governing retinal neurogenesis

I received my BS in biology and psychology from Carroll University in the spring of 2012. That summer, I joined the Neuroscience Doctoral Program here at the Medical College of Wisconsin to begin my graduate education. An interest in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disease led me to join a lab investigating the molecular mechanisms governing embryonic development. In the Link Lab I am currently investigating the interactions between Notch and Hippo signaling early in development using the zebrafish model system. These interactions are probed in the zebrafish eye by measuring signaling activity of the Notch and Hippo pathways in fish with altered levels of Hippo and Notch signaling, respectively.