Timothy Meier, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery


Timothy Meier, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received his PhD from the Neuroscience Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 and completed post-doctoral training at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr. Meier’s research interests include performing cross-disciplinary, translational neuroimaging research to identify mechanisms of the acute pathophysiological effects of mild traumatic brain injury and their relationship to long-term neurological outcomes.

Education & Training

  • B.S. Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL (2003 – 2007)
  • Ph.D. Neuroscience Training Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (2007 – 2012)
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, Madison (2012 – 2013)
  • Post-doctoral Associate, Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Tulsa, Oklahoma (2013 – 2014)
  • Post-doctoral Associate, The Mind Research Network, Albuquerque, New Mexico (2014 – 2015)

Awards & Honors

  • 2007 – Graduation from UIUC Psychology with Distinction
  • 2007 – 2009 – National Research Service Award T32-GM007507
  • 2011 – UW Vilas Conference Presentation Funding

Primary Research Areas

  • Characterization of the acute and chronic effects of mild traumatic brain injury using advanced neuroimaging and blood biomarkers


Mailing Address

Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Neurosurgery
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226