Research Collaborate Lab Bench

Medical Scientist Training Program

Erica Woertz

Erica Woertz

G4 Student

Faculty Advisor

  • Joseph Carroll, PhD, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy; located at the Eye Institute


  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information


BS, Biology, Azusa Pacific University, 2012

Research Interests

Visual neuroscience; Human albinism

Research Experience

Azusa Pacific University, 2008-2011
Advisor: Sarah Richart, PhD
Project: Development of an in vitro assay for testing herbal substances that interfere with the influenza A virus polymerase

Huntsman Cancer Institute University of Utah, 2010
Advisor: Jody Rosenblatt, PhD
Project: The involvement of caspase in activation of sphingosine kinase during apoptotic cell extrusion


Lee DJ, Woertz EN, Visotcky A, Wilk MA, Heitkotter H, Linderman RE, Tarima S, Summers CG, Brooks BP, Brilliant MH, Antony BJ, Lujan BJ, Carroll J. “The Henle Fiber Layer in Albinism: Comparison to Normal and Relationship to Outer Nuclear Layer Thickness and Foveal Cone Density.” Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 Nov 1; 59(13): 5336-5438

General Interests

Running, baking, music, skiing, traveling