Rachel A Bergstrom
Assistant Professor of Biology
firstname.lastname@example.org 608-363-2367 Room 336, Sanger Center for the Sciences
Rachel Bergstrom is a neuroscientist who studies epilepsy through analysis of electroencephalograms, or EEGs. She uses computational methods to detect and analyze electrical events in the brain, including seizures and inter-ictal spikes. She’s interested in using EEG analysis to understand early events in epileptogenesis, or the development of epilepsy. At heart, she is a tinkerer and loves to build tools to solve interesting problems in EEG analysis.
Rachel’s role in the classroom reaches beyond instruction. An active researcher in teaching and learning, Rachel investigates the role of group work in the development of a science identity for undergraduate students. She has a special interest in developing mechanisms to make group work in the classroom inclusive to all students, especially students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM. She has been nationally recognized as a SENCER Leadership Fellow for her work in pedagogy and group work research.
Outside of science, creative arts (especially knitting and sewing) and running keep her entertained. She serves as “Dr. Coach” for the cross-country team, and can be found running at early-morning practices with the team.Edit my profile