Christie Campla from the US National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health joins the PWIS 201

Christie works as a post-doctoral vision scientist in the Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory the National Eye Institute, NIH. Her work aims to understand the development and homeostasis of rod photoreceptors by carrying out a detailed molecular and functional characterisation of novel genes associated with these processes. This work also formed the basis of her DPhil/PhD which she completed in 2017 as part of the NIH-OxCam Scholars program, where she worked jointly in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford as well as in the Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory at the National Eye Institute (NEI). She has also previously worked on the molecular basis of ovarian and pancreatic cancer at the University of South Florida and the National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid respectively and is due to continue her Ophthalmology clinician-scientist training by starting medical school in Autumn 2019.