Vision Science Research Program
Vision Science Research Program
Can we reverse age-related vision loss?
Vision Science Research Program
Studying the science of sight

Trainees 2017/2018 will be announced in August 2017

 

Current Trainees 2016/2017

Trainees from across the University of Toronto receive mentorship and support.

These trainees are currently supported by the Vision Science Research Program:

 

Masters Candidates

Jeon, William Sungwon Institute of Medical Science Jin, Yapin/Trope, Graham Epidemiology/Health Services Research
Ji, Xiang Patrick Institute of Medical Science Westall, Carol Ophthalmology
Khattak, Shireen** Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Yucel, Yeni Ocular oncology
Rosenberg, Daniel Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Boyd, Shelley Dry age-related macular degeneration
Tabbarah, Sami Physiology Monnier, Philippe Mechanism of photoreceptor degeneration
Yee, Mandy Institute of Medical Science van der Kooy, Derek Cortical visual impairment
Bergeret, Miriam Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Wallace, Valerie Molecular genetics of blinding eye diseases
Liang, Huiyuan Teresa Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Boyd, Shelley Age-related macular degeneration, ocular melanoma, ocular imaging
Tsai, E. L. Samuel  Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Wallace, Valerie Photoreceptor transplantation
Tuccitto, Maria Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Sivak, Jeremy Molecular mechanisms of retinal injury responses

 

 

PhD Candidates

Mitrousis, Nikolas Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering Shoichet, Molly Regenerative medicine for AMD
Alqawlaq, Samih Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Sivak, Jeremy Glaucoma and neuroprotection
Bhattacharya, Nihar Cell and Systems Biology Chang, Belinda In vitro characterization of retinitis pigmentosa mutations in rhodopsin
Charish, Jason Physiology Monnier, Philippe Retinal degeneration
Chung, Jonathan Electrical and Computer Engineering Eizenman, Moshe Visual scanning behaviour
Dungan, Sarah Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chang, Belinda Evolution of rhodopsin structure and function
Esteves, Samantha Molecular Genetics Lefebvre, Julie Retinal development
Grise, Kenneth Molecular Genetics van der Kooy, Derek Retinal stem cells and regeneration
Hauser, Frances Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chang, Belinda Computational studies of visual gene function
Mathieu, Emily Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Yucel, Yenni Glaucoma
Miles, Amanda* Cell and System Biology Tropepe, Vince Retinal development and retinal stem cells
Richards, Michael Institute of Medical Science Wong, Agnes Visual neuroscience, ambloypia, psychophysics.
van Nyatten, Alexander Cell and Systems Biology Chang, Belinda Rhodopsin structure and function
Yammine, Samantha Molecular Genetics van der Kooy, Derek Stem cell biology and regenerative medicine

 

* Amanda Miles is the current recipient of the Stella Zegas-Dunn award.

**Shireen Khattak is the current recipient of the Basu Award.

 

 

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