I was honored to receive two NEI Director's Awards at the completion of 2023. One was in the Scientific/Medical Innovation category, "In recognition of outstanding support to the NEI IRP in all aspects of biological imaging, microscopy, histology and structural biology," and the other was in the Administrative/Technical Excellence category for "planning and running an ambitious and successful Eye on the Future student video competition and recognition event."
I was pleased to host this year's Eyes on the Future winners in the Biological Imaging Core. We had a lecture on confocal microscopy, dissected a cow eye, viewed a vertebrate comparative set of real eyes, and drove some confocal microscopes. Read more about the event in a blog post by the NEI.
I was featured in a recent post on the NIH "I Am Intramural" blog. I began working with the authors at the end of my postdoc, thus the "postdoc profile" title. Regardless, I was honored to be featured and I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my research with others in a non-technical forum. The blog post can be found here.
I am very pleased to announce that I have joined the Biological Imaging Core of the National Eye Institute as a Staff Scientist. I am grateful and honored to be joining the civil service, and I look forward to a long and productive career serving both this Nation and the goals of the institute.
I am honored to receive an NEI Director's Award in the Administrative/Technical Excellence Award Category in recognition of developing and running the NEI Summer Vision Science Course for NEI summer interns using a problem-based learning approach.
I will be presenting at this year's virtual Evolution conference, as part of the Sensory Systems session on Wednesday, June 23 at 4:30-6pm EST. Publication of this work is currently in review at Molecular Ecology Resources!
I am pleased to announce that our 2019 publication "A Phylogenomic Supertree of Birds," was awarded a 2020 best paper award from the journal Diversity. The paper is available here.
I was very pleased to receive a 2019 National Eye Institute Director's Award for Scientific/Medical Innovation in the Neurobiology, Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory :)