Marie Walicki

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B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, 2017

Admission Year: 2019

Advisor: Dr. William Birdsong 

Research InterestNeurophysiology and Neuropharmacology. My thesis work combines electrophysiology and behavioral pharmacology to study the regulation of Delta Opioid Receptor (DOR) signaling in the mouse Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC) by agonists and pain.

Teaching experience: GSI Principles of Neuroscience 602, Preparing Future Faculty 2023

Honors, grants & awards: NIDA T32 Trainee, INRC Travel Award 2022

Service & leadership

  • UM BGSG NGP Representative 2019-Present
  • UM NGP Executive Committee Member Student Representative 2022
  • SIREN-NURO Mentor 2022

 Career Goals: I hope to do good science! I hope to contribute to the advancement of tools and treatments for chronic pain, and opioid addiction. And mentor women in STEM along the way!

Hobbies: Avid Bravo and Food Network watcher, concerts, hiking and hanging with my cat Caesar

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