Cameron Casey, PhD

Position title: Post Doctoral Research Associate


About me: I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Pediatric Neuromodulation Lab, working under the Perinatal Stroke: Longitudinal Assessment of Infant Brain Organization and Recovery project. I completed a dual BA/BS in biochemistry and computer science at The Evergreen State College in 2014 and my PhD in neuroscience at UW-Madison in 2023. My prior research experience has included mass spectrometry profiling of lipids in complex biological samples, fluid-based biomarker discovery for post-operative delirium, and the study of functional brain markers of consciousness and sensory awareness during sleep and anesthesia. My current work aims to understand how early life brain injuries impact developmental trajectories in children and if non-invasive imaging tools may allow us to better target therapies for optimal brain recovery.

What motivates me: I am excited to be working with cutting-edge technologies that have the potential to improve recovery outcomes for children who have had a rocky start to life. It’s humbling to work with a team of people who are just as invested in the wellbeing of our study participants as they are in the research itself. The opportunity to work with a diverse community of researchers, families, and students who all want to make the world a better place keeps me motivated.