Cassandra “Randie” Lee Schlamp, PhD
Dr. Cassandra Schlamp, PhD, affectionately called Randie, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with inflammatory breast cancer. Randie was born in Edmonton, Alberta. Upon obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree, she left Winnipeg to attend the University of Western Ontario, where she completed her PhD. From there, she relocated to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana for her postdoctoral studies where she met the love of her life, Dr. Rob Nickells. They made a great team, eventually settling in Madison, Wisconsin where they worked together for the past 23 years researching the biology of glaucoma at UW–Madison. Randie had a true passion for science and also loved animals, travel and curling. The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is ever-grateful for the courage, knowledge and joy she brought to the world.