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Patrick Carney
392 Minor Hall
Christine Wildsoet Lab
I’M FROM: San Jose, California
BEFORE VS: I earned a MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine and a BS in Biochemistry from St. Mary’s College of California. Interested in the development and commercialization of treatments for ocular pathologies, I helped to design and advance a candidate gene therapeutic for chronic corneal pain during my master’s studies. Prior to studying at USC, I conducted translational (prostate cancer drug development and HIV/AIDS assay design) and basic research (studying complexes involved in protein synthesis) at UCSF, Novartis and Harvard Medical School.
WHY I’M HERE: UC Berkeley and the VS program, specifically, leverages highly interdisciplinary techniques and approaches to explore the biological bases of vision. I was attracted to the unique opportunity to work at the interface of several disciplines in one of the most complex and interesting system – the visual system.
MY DREAM: Passionate about translational research, I am interested in working on projects that will help to advance human ocular health. Post-graduation, I would like to continue operating in this space in the BioPharma industry.
MY HOBBIES: Hiking, scuba diving, skiing and cooking.