Director of the Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology
Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology, UC San Diego
PhD: Dept. of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Post-doctoral training: Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
B.S. Biology/Biochemical Pharmacology: State University of New York at Buffalo.
Directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells and their application towards the study of retinal development and disease; Photoreceptor cell development and retinal connectivity; Retinal regeneration.
National Eye Institute (NEI) – R01 funding
National Eye Institute (NEI) – R21 funding
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) DISC one inception awards recipient (2016).
K99/R00 Pathways to Independence award,
Knights Templar Eye Foundation Early Career Award