My research interest in the lab is visual system development, in particular how early age experiences shape the way we see. My work in the lab has shown that visual activity alters cell type specification and wiring during the critical period, which in turn affects binocular visual function in mice. One key driver of these changes are cell surface proteins. This work relates to the molecular basis of how amblyopia may develop in children. With a narrow window of opportunity for treatment, amblyopia remains a mystery and we hope these studies help scientists and clinicians formulate the next generation of treatment. Outside of the lab I am an ophthalmology resident at UCLA. For fun, I like to bake and spend time with my cats.