Elise Walker

Elise Walker is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern. She works downtown in the Neuromuscular Control Lab at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, studying how reflexes contribute to our ability for graceful and robust motor control. She loves learning new things about human physiology and is especially interested in neuroscience. During her free time, Elise likes to run around outside, play board games, and sneak vegetables into homemade treats without her husband noticing. After finishing her degree, Elise hopes to head back West so that she can climb mountains instead of staircases.

Content by Elise Walker

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Have you ever tried drinking out of a straw after a mouth-numbing trip to the dentist?

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Sometimes I dream about apples. Big red sweet apples, small green tart ones…forget visions of sugar plums, a gleaming apple is all it takes to make my mouth water!

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This holiday weekend I slept in, enjoyed the sunshine, and started working on my tan.

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The light bulb moment!