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Yoonji Seo

What is your current research interest?

Working with Clear Vision has been my first research experience outside of conventional university coursework and has piqued my interest in pursuing vision sciences. I am also keen to get experience in the performance and health-related outcomes of exercise pertaining to sleep, diabetes and para-athletes. 

When did you first become interested in vision science?

When learning about the relationship between light and visual perception during an introductory physics lecture. 

What is your favourite experiment?

Testing models of retinal degeneration

What are your favourite hobbies outside of the lab?

You'll find me either cooking, trying out new coffee beans or playing my guitar! 

What is your favourite cuisine?

Favourite cuisine to cook - Italian; favourite to eat - Korean.



Hi! My name is Yoonji, and I'm a second-year medical student completing my research project with the Clear Vision Research group! In 2021, I completed my Honours at the University of Melbourne where I investigated risk genes for Major Depressive Disorder using Nanopore sequencing. I am fascinated by the intersection of vision science, genetics, and molecular biology, and hope to harness a deeper understanding of circular RNA in retinal degenerative processes. Aware that vision loss is a critical health burden, especially on our ageing and remote populations, I hope to grasp both research and clinical skills to help treat and prevent ocular disease.

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