March 28 - Caitlin O'Meara, PhD, assistant professor of physiology, first roamed the institution's halls as an undergraduate student interested in zoology, botany and cell biology. Alison Kriegel, PhD, assistant professor of physiology, found her connection when an undergraduate immunology professor told her about a major genetics grant for which MCW was recruiting staff to implement. Teresa Patitucci, PhD '16, assistant professor of anatomy, worked as a technician in MCW's department of pediatrics. Drs. O'Meara, Kriegel and Patitucci all later chose to attend MCW's Graduate School and earn their respective doctoral degrees. Learn more about their decisions to remain at MCW after graduating in the Winter 2017 issue of MCW Magazine.