Christina Enroth-Cugell earned her MD-PhD from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. During her studies abroad, she studied under Nobel Prize winner Ragnar Granit. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University before becoming one of the first female interns at Passavant Memorial Hospital (what later became Northwestern Memorial Hospital) in Chicago. There she worked as a research fellow and instructor in the department of ophthalmology before her appointment to the faculty in the department of physiology. Dr. Enroth-Cugell later became one of the first female faculty members to teach engineering at the university and was a founding faculty member of what became McCormick’s department of biomedical engineering. She also served as chair of Weinberg College’s department of neurobiology from 1984 to 1986.