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We are proud of the numerous Alumni of the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program, many who have pursued careers in ophthalmology, vision science, or imaging-related fields. Their contributions have elevated the program to its current state, and continue to inspire new generations of students, residents, and fellows. Contact Us
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Graduate Student Alumni
Ben Sajdak, PhD
Neuroscience Doctoral Program 08/2016 – 11/2019
Thesis: Assessing Photoreceptor Structure in Cone-Dominant Animal Models
Current Position: Morgridge Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow, Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alison Huckenpahler, PhD
Medical Scientist Training Program 07/2015 – 05/2019
Thesis: Novel Methods of Evaluating Retinal Structure in Animal Models and Humans
Current Position: Medical Student, Medical College of Wisconsin

Melissa Wilk, PhD
Neuroscience Doctoral Program 06/2012 – 09/2016
Thesis: Using Imaging and Genetics to Characterize Visual System Structure Across the Pigmentation Spectrum
Current Position: Clinical Genomic Variant Scientist, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Chris Langlo, MD, PhD
Medical Scientist Training Program 06/2012 – 06/2016
Thesis: Assessing Photoreceptor Structure in Congenital Achromatopsia
Current Position: Ophthalmology Resident, University of Louisville

Robert Cooper, PhD
Marquette University Biomedical Engineering Program 01/2010 – 09/2015
Thesis: Analyzing Reflectance Changes of Rod & Cone Photoreceptors
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University/Medical College of Wisconsin

Adam Dubis, PhD
Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences 05/2007 – 05/2012
Thesis: Characterizing Foveal Morphology in the Normal and Diseased Retina
Current Position: Honorary Lecturer, University College London

Ashavini Pavaskar, MS
Marquette University Biomedical Engineering Program 02/2009 – 05/2011
Thesis: Automated OCT Retinal Image Analysis
Current Position: Senior Software Engineer, Leica Geosystems

Melissa Wagner-Schuman, MD, PhD
Medical Scientist Training Program 05/2009 – 05/2010
Thesis: The Role of Mutations in the L and M Opsin Genes in the Progression of Myopia
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Co-Director, Women's Mental Health Clinical Service – University of Illinois Chicago

Hitesh Tanna, MS
Marquette University Biomedical Engineering Program 02/2008 – 12/2009
Thesis: Tools for Retinal Image Processing
Current Position: Managing Consultant, IBM
Medical Student Alumni

*=matched into Ophthalmology residency

John McAllister*
05/2007 – 08/2007 MSSRP  
04/2009 Honors in Research

Rick Nordgren
05/2008 – 08/2008 MSSRP

Nazia Ayub
05/2008 – 08/2008 MSSRP

Shawn Ostler
05/2009 – 08/2009 MSSRP

Rachel Martin
05/2009 – 08/2009 MSSRP

Cory Siebe
05/2009 – 08/2009 MSSRP

Daniel Odell
05/2009 – 08/2009 MSSRP
01/2010 – 05/2012 Physician Scientist Pathway

Jackson Lever*
04/2009 Research elective

Hellen Chiao
01/2010 – 05/2012
Physician Scientist Pathway  

Jason Croskrey*
01/2010 – 05/2012 Physician Scientist Pathway
05/2010 – 08/2010 MSSRP

Philip Sommer
01/2010 – 05/2012 Physician Scientist Pathway
05/2010 – 08/2010 MSSRP

Melissa Wagner-Schuman
07/2010 – 05/2012 Physician Scientist Pathway

David Kay*
11/2010 – 05/2014 Physician Scientist Pathway
05/2011 – 08/2011 MSSRP

Megan Land*
11/2010 – 05/2014 Physician Scientist Pathway
05/2011 – 08/2011 MSSRP
10/2013 Honors in Research

Sean Hansen*
11/2010 – 05/2014 Physician Scientist Pathway
05/2011 – 08/2011 MSSRP

Leah Landsem
10/2011 – 05/2014 Physician Scientist Pathway
02/2013  Research elective

John Flatter*
10/2011 – 06/2014 Physician Scientist Pathway
05/2012 – 08/2012 MSSRP
10/2013 Honors in Research

Derek Denney*
MSSRP

Ben Liu
10/2012 – 06/2014 Physician Scientist Pathway
05/2013 – 08/2013 MSSRP

Sean Batson*
05/2013 – 08/2013 MSSRP

Edward Randerson*
05/2014 – 08/2014 MSSRP
05/2014 – 06/2015 Physician Scientist Pathway
10/2016 Honors in Research

Matthew Braza
05/2014 – 08/2014 MSSRP
07/2014 – 06/2015 Physician Scientist Pathway

Ryan Johnson*
05/2014 – 08/2014 MSSRP
05/2014 – 06/2015 Physician Scientist Pathway

Timothy Carll
05/2014 – 08/2014 MSSRP
05/2014 – 06/2015 Physician Scientist Pathway

Kyle Greiber
05/2014 – 08/2014 MSSRP

Rachel Linderman
05/2015 – 08/2015 MSSRP
10/2014 – 06/2016 Clinical & Translational Research Pathway
07/2016 – 06/2017 Research Year (M2/M3) 

Madia Russilo
05/2015 – 08/2015 MSSRP
07/2017 – 12/2017 Honors in Research

Jamil Khan
05/2015 – 08/2015 MSSRP
09/2015 – 08/2016 Clinical & Translational Research Pathway

Alana Trotter*
05/2015 – 08/2015 M4 Curriculum 

Anisha Arora
05/2016 – 08/2016 MSSRP
09/2015 – 05/2018 Clinical & Translational Research Pathway

Daniel Lee*
05/2016 – 08/2016 MSSRP
09/2015 – 05/2018 Clinical & Translational Research Pathway

Maggie Strampe*
06/2016 – 05/2017 Research Assistant, Flexible MD Program, University of Minnesota  

Steven Seto*
11/2016 – 07/2019 Clinical & Translational Research Pathway
05/2017 – 08/2017 MSSRP
11/2019 Honors in Research

Bisola Omoba
11/2016 – 07/2019 Clinical & Translational Research Pathway
05/2017 – 08/2017 MSSRP

Brit Zaro
11/2016 – 07/2019 Clinical & Translational Research Pathway
05/2017 – 08/2017 MSSRP

Sarah Connolly
05/2018 – 09/2018 MSSRP

Fellow Alumni
Emily Patterson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2014-2019
Current Position: Research Fellow, University College London

Nripun Sredar, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-2016
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Lynn Sun, MD, PhD
Ocular Imaging Fellow 2015-2016
Current Position: Ophthalmology Resident, Medical College of Wisconsin

Moataz Razeen, MD
Ocular Imaging Fellow 2014-2016
Current Position: Associate Medical Science Liaison, Allergan

Mortada A. Abozaid, MD
Ocular Imaging Fellow 2014
Current Position: Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag Egypt

Fouad Zakka, MD
Ocular Imaging Fellow 2012-2014
Current Position: Pathology Resident, Brown University

Pooja Godara, MD
Ocular Imaging Fellow 2011-2012
Current Position: Comprehensive Ophthalmologist at Texan Eye

Jungtae Rha, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2006-2016
Current Position: Optical Engineer at Skyloom Global

Diane (Tait) Bishop, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2008-2009
Current Position: Senior Medical Science Liaison with NightStar Therapeutics

Jesson Martin, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 2007-2008
Current Position: Associate Professor of Optics & Vision Science, Department Chair of Academic Affairs, Kentucky College of Optometry