Brooke Greiner - Ph.D. Student (MCW)
I am a first-year graduate student in the Biophysics Department here at MCW. I received my B.S. in Biological Sciences along with minors in Neuroscience and Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University in May 2019.
I am interested in using neuroimaging techniques to better understand human behavior by examining the brain mechanisms mediating cognitive processes, more specifically in attention. I plan to use a combination of correlational (fMRI) and interference (TMS) techniques to understand the network dynamics that drive various sub-processes of attentional control. Understanding the neurobiology of human behavior may provide insight into the impacts of cognitive impairments from a clinical perspective, including disease and/or treatment effects on the brain.
A little more about me: I am a huge foodie, I love trying new foods and thinking outside of the box when I cook, I enjoy anything related to sports and although odd, could not live without McDonald’s Diet Coke. I’ve attempted to take up gardening but apparently I can’t even keep succulents alive so I just stick to watching sitcoms and documentaries.