Ella Forward-Yang

What is your current research interest?

Looking at the molecular mechanisms behind exercise’s neuroprotective effects on the degenerating retina

When did you first become interested in vision science?

During my undergraduate courses

What are your favourite hobbies outside of the lab?

Mountain biking, motorbiking, climbing and swimming

What is your favourite cuisine?




This year I’ve started my honours year in the Clear Vision lab at the JCSMR after completing my three years at the ANU of a bachelor of Medical Science. My project this year will be looking at the molecular mechanisms behind how exercise influences neuroprotection in degenerative retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. I’m unsure as to what I want to do after honours, but I’m keeping my options open for a PhD. For now, I’m very excited for what my honours year has in stall for me!!