Melissa Skala, PhD

Biomedical Engineering

mcskala@wisc.edu

Department: Biomedical Engineering                                                           

Immunology Focus area: Imaging and cancer                         

Descriptive Title of Research: Optical imaging of immune response in tumors

Research Description: The goal of my research program is to understand cancer on a single cell level. Current efforts in immunology are focused on metabolism-function relationships in immune cells. The optical imaging technologies in the lab are used to test immunotherapies and other therapies that modulate the tumor microenvironment to affect immune cell metabolism and function.

Link to Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/browse/collection/40834531/?sort=date&direction=descending

Graduate Program Affiliations: Biomedical Engineering, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biophysics, Medical Physics

Lab Website: https://morgridge.org/research/medical-engineering/multiscale-imaging/