My role in the AOIP
I am a clinical research coordinator for the Eye Institute and the AOIP. I am interested in phenotypic and genotypic correlation of inherited eye diseases, novel therapies for dry AMD, and research ethics.
Undergraduate: BA, Psychology and Biology, Lawrence University
Graduate: MS, Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University
Certification: CCRC, Association for Clinical Research Professionals
Brief Biographical Information
I grew up on a sheep farm in Marshall, WI, the daughter of a veterinarian. My interest in research began in high school where I conducted a double-masked study as part of a senior biology research project. My interests continued at Lawrence University, where I sought out the neuroscience interdisciplinary program. I was also a member of the Delta Gamma women’s fraternity, whose philanthropic foundation is Service for Sight. As a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Eye Institute, I enjoy the variety that comes with assisting with multiple different projects. It is very rewarding to bring research protocols to fruition knowing that each study advances our understanding of eye disease or provides insight to a potential new treatment or diagnostic tool. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband and 1-year-old son.
My favorite structure in the eye