Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute
925 N. 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
Current Research Interests
My graduate work will focus on the development of gene therapy strategies to prevent cone photoreceptor loss secondary to advanced rod degeneration in retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is a highly heterogeneous disease, with over 40 different genetic loci reported, and so I will focus on designing gene-independent strategies to prevent vision loss, irrespective of underlying genetic etiology.
Beijing Sport University: Bachelor’s Degree of Pedagogy, Human Sport Science
Medical College of Wisconsin, Neuroscience Program (2016-current)
Brief Biographical Information
As an undergraduate student, I joined a lab which research area is exercise and cerebro-cardiovascular functional regulation. My work focused mainly on the effects of aging on the biophysical properties of K+ channel in rat mesenteric arterial smooth muscle cells and the effects of aerobic exercise on PKC in SHR vascular myocytes. Following my undergraduate education, I joined Dr. Wong-Riley’s lab at MCW and the main focus of my research was the important role that BDNF plays in the hypoglossal nucleus and visual cortex during the critical periods of postnatal development. In 2016 I began my graduate school training at MCW in NDP under the supervision of Dr. Lipinski.