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We study the biology of the ocular lens using a wide range of modern cell and molecular biological tools. Of particular interest are the cellular adaptations that contribute to tissue transparency and how these may be compromised during the development of cataract.


I am committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for everyone regardless of race/ethnicity, nationality, ancestry, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status, and marital/parental status. Specifically, I have served as a mentor for the McNair Scholars program, which supports students from first generation or underrepresented groups with their applications to graduate school. I have also completed formal mentoring training through the CIMER (Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experience) program. Students from underrepresented groups have chosen my lab for their graduate or postdoctoral studies and have gone on to pursue successful careers in academia or industry. Science is enriched by diverse perspectives. 

Available to Mentor:

  • PhD/MSTP Students


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