The Movement Recovery Lab Welcomes Dr. Michelle Corkrum
Dr. Michelle Corkrum graduated from Wellesley College in 2012 with a degree in Neuroscience and subsequently joined the MD-PhD program at the University of Minnesota. For her PhD research, Michelle studied the role of astrocytes in brain reward signaling. She defended her PhD in May 2019 and graduated from the University of Minnesota with her MD-PhD in 2021. Michelle is currently a Child Neurology resident at Columbia University Medical Center. She is conducting research during her residency training in the lab of Dr. Jason Carmel investigating the use of non-invasive neuromodulation to target circuits disrupted in pediatric neurology diseases. In her career as a child neurologist physician-scientist, Michelle aims to investigate non-invasive neuromodulation interventions to develop efficacious treatment options for pediatric patients.