What is your current research interest?
I am working on developing red blood cell-derived extracellular vesicles (RBC-EV) as a novel therapeutic for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
When did you first become interested in vision science?
Since I got my first pair of glasses
What is your favourite experiment?
There’s so many out there that I haven’t done yet, so I’d like to try more before choosing a favourite
What are your favourite hobbies outside of the lab?
Digital art, creative writing, playing piano, and plenty of Netflix
What is your favourite cuisine?
All sorts of Asian cuisine!
Hi, I’m Evelyn! It’s an honour to join the Clear Vision Research group for 2023, and I am excited to contribute to the field of vision science through my research. I graduated from ANU in 2022 with a Bachelor of Medical Science / Bachelor of Science (Psychology) double degree, and now I am undertaking an Honours project with CVR.
My research explores the potential of extracellular vesicles (EV) as a therapeutic for AMD. Previous research from CVR has established that decreased EV and microRNA bioavailability are associated with key features of AMD. Therefore, we are investigating the therapeutic potential of packaging microRNA into autologous EV and delivering them to the retina.
I’ve harboured a fascination with vision science for years, so it’s a privilege to work with the CVR group and partake in essential research that has the potential to benefit many communities across the world.