Research Interests

Jules Stein Eye Institute Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
June 2004-August 2005

Conducted a retrospective study of frontalis sling repair of congenital ptosis, comparing techniques and sling materials and subsequent aesthetic outcomes. Created a database of ptosis patients and enabled follow-up for patients over two years post-op. Published in American Journal of Ophthalmology 2005.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
July 2004

Studied the effect of lens opacity on Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph descriptive parameters in a retrospective cohort study comparing HRT parameters before and after cataract extraction and intraocular lens placement. Presented at ARVO.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Neuroradiology

Primary assignments were (i) to display the laminar and nuclear organization of the medial and lateral geniculate bodies of human excised specimens, by magnetic resonance microscopy at 9.4 Tesla, and (ii) to correlate these MR displays with histological sections of the same samples in order to confirm the visualized geniculate cytoarchitecture. Published in Duvernoy’s Atlas of the Human Brain Stem and Cerebellum: High-Field MRI, Surface Anatomy, Internal Structure, Vascularization and 3D Sectional Anatomy.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine Center for the Neurobiology of Aging
Summer 2002

Studied changes in dendritic spine density and morphometry in normal aging monkeys, using cell-loading techniques, a confocal laser scanning microscope and 3DMA software for analysis. Published in Cerebral Cortex 2003.

National Institute of Mental Health Laboratory of Neuropsychology
Summer 2000

Assisted in the ablation of specific cortical regions and subsequent behavioral testing of rhesus macaque monkeys who had previously been trained to perform specific tasks in order to determine the role of the parahippocampal gyrus, medial temporal gyrus, and hippocampus in the acquisition and maintenance of auditory working memory.

Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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