Andrea Schiefelbein

Credentials: Morgidge Institute for Research – Skala Lab

Position title: Assistant Director, Lab Operations


I am the Assistant Director, Lab Operations for the Skala Lab in Medical Engineering at the Morgridge Institute for Research. Our lab develops photonics-based technologies to study cancers and immune cells. I have a Masters in Public Health, so when I’m not ordering supplies, balancing budgets, or onboarding students, I research disparities in cancer treatment and outcomes at UW-Health, across the state, and regionally. I believe local evidence is the best way to promote local change in reducing health disparities. I appreciate that the Lab Management – Community of Practice is a place that integrates lab managers across UW and the Morgridge Institute. In my spare time you can find me running with my dogs, gardening, knitting, or sewing.