Congratulations Jessica!

Congratulations to our own Jessica Palmer for winning the Student Innovator Award at IUSO this past Friday!

This award was sponsored by MyEyeDr and Jobson’s Rick Bay Foundation for Excellence in Eyecare Education.

Welcome Edyth!

We are pleased to announce a new member of our laboratory team – Edyth McEvilly. She will be working as a laboratory technician and manager. We are excited to begin working with you!

Good Luck Aalaa!

The time has come for our Aalaa Shahin, our IUSO Summer Dean’s Scholar student, to return to her studies.  It was a pleasure having you work in the lab this summer.  Best of luck in the upcoming school year!

Dr. Cheng receiving Cataract Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Cheng on receiving the Cataract Research Award from the National Foundation For Eye Research (NFER) at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting in Vancouver, Canada in May. The NFER is an organization dedicated to promoting to eye lens research and presents the international Cataract Research Award to lens researchers for their significant contributions to the field.


Dr. Cheng is pictured here (from left to right) with Dr. Peter Kador, president of the NFER, and her mentors, Dr. Velia M. Fowler and Dr. Xiaohua Gong. Dr. Fowler is currently the chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Delaware, and Dr. Gong is a professor in the School of Optometry at UC Berkeley.