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Dr. Mahajan’s lab provides an immersive,  intensive training environment for students and fellows to discover the molecular mechanisms that cause blindness and develop therapies to prevent vision loss. Highly collaborative research teams are made up of scientists, surgeons, and engineers from around the world, interacting on a daily basis and using advanced scientific methods.

Undergraduate Students

Daniel Machlab

Daniel is a masters student studying Computer Engineering. He uses big data analytics to understand patterns in retina tissues and diseases. Additionally, he is involved in making tools for researchers to manage and share experimental data. His research goal is to find biomarkers for tissue diseases using his bioinformatics skills.

Jennifer Vu

Jennifer is currently a third-year undergraduate studying human biology and education. She is interested in proteomics, personalized medicine, and the structural biology of blinding eye disease proteins. On campus, she is involved with the Global Health Student Council.