Wolf Schleicher, BA
Wolf earned his BA at the University of Colorado at Boulder with a double-major in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Neuroscience. As an undergraduate, Wolf worked in the Maier-Watkins Laboratory, where he collaborated with Dr. Andrew
Gaudet to study neuropathic pain in the context of thoracic spinal cord injuries (SCI). This work ultimately culminated in his undergraduate thesis, in which he established a mouse model for neuropathic pain induced by thoracic SCI. After graduating,
Wolf worked in the lab of Dr. Richard Benninger at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to study beta-cell biophysics in the Islets of Langerhans during diabetes pathogenesis. Wolf is currently pursuing his PhD in Cell, Stem Cells, and
Developmental Biology where he will focus his thesis on understanding how crosstalk between metabolic and inflammatory pathways can influence stem cell development in hematopoiesis. Wolf plans to leverage his training in stem cell biology toward developing
therapeutics for cancer and other age-related malignancies.
In 2022, Wolf was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Outside of the lab, Wolf enjoys immersing himself into various pop-culture trends, playing video games, and engaging in outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, and climbing.