Chelsea Andrew
Chelsea Des Rosiers is an optometry student. She is incredibly excited to be a member of CCO's first class and to be part of this research team. She is interested in pediatrics and wants to spend time abroad doing mission work. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and traveling. Andrew Marcell is an optometry student here at Midwestern. He was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and did his undergrad work at Ferris State University. He is an avid sports fan, and is interested in performing research in the broad area of sports vision. 
Nicole Garrett
Nicole Purrier is an optometry student and has a strong interest in pediatrics and vision therapy. She spent three years of her undergraduate career at the University of Minnesota researching intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells and circadian rhythms in mice, resulting in two publications in the PlosOne Journal.

Garrett Pashak is an optometry student at Midwestern University. His hometown is Kawkawlin, Michigan. When not attending school, he enjoys hobbies such as golfing, hockey and heading home to hang out with friends and family. Garrett has no previous experience in doing research but is hoping this experience will help him jump start his love for research. As of now, his interesting lies in sports vision, low vision and pediatrics. Garret is really interested in gaining expertise in the biomechanics of the cornea under orthokeratology treatments.

We are constantly looking for new venues of collaboration.

Positions Available

Enthusiastic candidates with a strong interest in Optometry, Optics, or Visual Psychophysics are invited to apply. Please, visit the research page for details about the current projects in the laboratory, and contact Prof. De Gracia if interested. Please include a copy of your updated CV in your e-mail. Applications from students of the Master in Biomedical Sciences are encouraged.

Study Participation

We center our studies on measuring the visual function. We design our studies to be minimally invasive and they never involve more than minimal risk (if any).

We usually have interest in recruiting:

We will economically compensate the subjects for their time in lengthy studies.

Please contact Prof. De Gracia for more information.