Drop-in mentoring

Meet with mid- and senior-level female ARVO members for a short mentoring session at ARVO 2018

Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR) is hosting drop-in mentoring hours during the ARVO 2018 Annual Meeting.

Mid- and senior-level female ARVO members will be available during designated times to provide confidential, one-on-one mentoring sessions of 15-30 minutes to provide guidance and career advice from a female perspective. 

To participate, please stop by ARVO Central in the Exhibit Hall to meet up with a mentor during these times. The mentors available to meet during each shift are listed below. It is not necessary to sign up in advance, but you are welcome to email your preferred mentor to help arrange your meeting during the designated time.

Mentorship support is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and availability may be limited.

Monday, April 30

  • 11:15am – 1pm
  • 3:30 – 5:15pm

Wednesday, May 2

  • 11:15am – 1pm
  • 3:30 – 5:15pm

Mentors: Monday, April 30 (11:15am - 12pm)

Matilda

Basic/translational study of corneal disease

Matilda Chan, MD, PhD
University of California San Francisco

Ask me about:
Early/mid career advice including setting up a lab and a career as a clinician-scientist

Email Matilda

Allen

Clinical research, psychophysics, low vision, functional performances

Allen Cheong, PhD
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ask me about:
Discuss career development, international research collaboration

Email Allen

Cheryl Mae

Mechanisms involving phototransduction

Cheryl Mae Craft, PhD
USC Roski Eye Institute

Ask me about:
Professional development, tenure, leadership of basic science department

Email Cheryl

Morgan

Drug delivery and biomaterials

Morgan Fedorchak, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Ask me about:
Starting a lab, finding academic positions, academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer

Email Morgan

Kathryn

Animal models to study ocular inflammation

Kathryn Pepple, MD, PhD
University of Washington

Ask me about:
How to navigate the clinician scientist pathway, applying for a K08, setting up a new lab

Email Kathryn

Mentors: Monday, April 30 (12pm - 1pm)

Allen

Clinical research, psychophysics, low vision, functional performances

Allen Cheong, PhD
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ask me about:
Discuss career development, international research collaboration

Email Allen

Cheryl Mae

Mechanisms involving phototransduction

Cheryl Mae Craft, PhD
USC Roski Eye Institute

Ask me about:
Professional development, tenure, leadership of basic science department

Email Cheryl

Morgan

Drug delivery and biomaterials

Morgan Fedorchak, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Ask me about:
Starting a lab, finding academic positions, academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer

Email Morgan

Terri

Ophthalmic genetics

Terri Young, MD, MBA
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ask me about:
Job search, promotion and tenure, leadership aspirations

Email Terri

Mentors: Monday, April 30 (3:30-4:30pm)

Morgan

Drug delivery and biomaterials

Morgan Fedorchak, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Ask me about:
Starting a lab, finding academic positions, academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer

Email Morgan

Geeta K.

Ocular pathology and stem cell research

Geeta K. Vemuganti, MBBS, MD, DNB
University of Hyderabad

Ask me about:
Career planning as clinician-scientist, work-life balance, networking and holistic development

Email Geeta

Stela

Medical retina (DR, DME), biochemical and imaging biomarkers, microperimetry, new imaging modalities

Stela Vujosevic, MD, PhD, FEBO
University Hospital Maggiore della Carita

Ask me about:
How to perform and organize a clinical research, how to work in a grou, tips for writing a good paper

Email Stela

Mentors: Monday, April 30 (4:30 - 5:15pm)

Margaret

Multi-omic and systems-biology based approaches for studying mechanism underlying complex disorders and co-morbid conditions

Margaret DeAngelis, PhD
Moran Eye Center/University of Utah

Ask me about:
Work life/balance, facilitating connections with appropriate collaborators, career development

Email Margaret

Neena

Genetics, genomics, human and mouse retinal disease, gene therapy

Neena Haider, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute

Ask me about:
Work-life balance, promotions, job advice for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early to mid career faculty, industry jobs, positive psychology, and conflict resolution

Email Neena

Renu

Molecular mechansim(s) of diabetic retinopathy; epigenetics and mitochondrial homeostasis

Renu Kowluru, PhD
Wayne State University

Ask me about:
Work-family balance, grant and manuscript writing, advice about learning from failures

Email Renu

Amy

Neuroprotection in retinal degenerative diseases, ocular angiogenesis, bioengineering (intraocular drug delivery)

Amy Lo, PhD
The University of Hong Kong

Ask me about:
Promotion and tenure application, experience as female researcher

Email Amy

Tonia

Mechanisms and neuroprotection in glaucoma and visual system trauma

Tonia Rex, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ask me about:
Negotiating, tenure process, networking, grant writing, service, balancing responsibilities

Email Tonia

Geeta K.

Ocular pathology and stem cell research

Geeta K. Vemuganti, MBBS, MD, DNB
University of Hyderabad

Ask me about:
Career planning as clinician-scientist, work-life balance, networking and holistic development

Email Geeta

Mentors: Wednesday, May 2 (11:15am - 12pm)

Margaret

Multi-omic and systems-biology based approaches for studying mechanism underlying complex disorders and co-morbid conditions

Margaret DeAngelis, PhD
Moran Eye Center/University of Utah

Ask me about:
Work life/balance, facilitating connections with appropriate collaborators, career development

Email Margaret

Neena

Genetics, genomics, human and mouse retinal disease, gene therapy

Neena Haider, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute

Ask me about:
Work-life balance, promotions, job advice for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early to mid career faculty, industry jobs, positive psychology, and conflict resolution

Email Neena

Geeta K.

Ocular pathology and stem cell research

Geeta K. Vemuganti, MBBS, MD, DNB
University of Hyderabad

Ask me about:
Career planning as clinician-scientist, work-life balance, networking and holistic development

Email Geeta

Mentors: Wednesday, May 2 (12 - 1pm)

Kathryn

Preclinical development

Kathryn Crawford, PhD
PharmOcu

Ask me about:
Small pharma opportunities, consulting

Email Kathryn

Geeta K.

Ocular pathology and stem cell research

Geeta K. Vemuganti, MBBS, MD, DNB
University of Hyderabad

Ask me about:
Career planning as clinician-scientist, work-life balance, networking and holistic development

Email Geeta

Wednesday, May 2 (3:30 - 4:30pm)

Dong Feng

Retinal and optic nerve disease and regeneration

Dong Feng Chen, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute

Ask me about:
Grant writing, building collaborations, working your way up

Email Dong Feng

Morgan

Drug delivery and biomaterials

Morgan Fedorchak, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Ask me about:
Starting a lab, finding academic positions, academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer

Email Morgan

Renu

Molecular mechansim(s) of diabetic retinopathy; epigenetics and mitochondrial homeostasis

Renu Kowluru, PhD
Wayne State University

Ask me about:
Work-family balance, grant and manuscript writing, advice about learning from failures

Email Renu

Lyndell

Uveitis/ocular inflammatory disease

Lyndell Lim, MBBS, DMedSci, FRANZCO
Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne

Ask me about:
Clinical trials research, specific issues facing women in/considering leadership positions, work-life balance

Email Lyndell

Wednesday, May 2 (4:30 - 5:15pm)

Dong Feng

Retinal and optic nerve disease and regeneration

Dong Feng Chen, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute

Ask me about:
Grant writing, building collaborations, working your way up

Email Dong Feng