Emily studies how aging affects the light-sensitive part of our eyes.
Emily received her BS in biochemistry from UCLA in 2018, where she conducted research in Dr. Genhong Cheng’s lab, studying host-pathogen interactions and immune response against viral and bacterial infections. Prior to entering medical school, she worked as an ophthalmic technician in Los Angeles, where she developed her interests in the eye, visual system and ophthalmic diseases. She is now a third-year MD/PhD student in Dr. Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk's lab in the Center for Translational Vision Research studying lipid metabolism and molecular mechanisms of aging in the retina. In her free time, she enjoys running, baking, and hanging out with her 12-pound Maltese Yorkie, Ninja.