Charlotte (Yiyi) Wang

PhD Candidate
Adaptive Optics, Structure and Function of Retinal Diseases

WHERE I'M FROM

Born and raised in China.

BEFORE VS

I finished my undergrad at UCLA with a B.S in Physiological Science, worked at the visual physiology lab in Jules Stein Eye Institute studying macular degeneration in mice models. I then completed my Doctor of Optometry at UC Berkeley where I worked in Roorda lab studying photoreceptor density versus eye length. I stayed at UC Berkeley to complete my optometry residency in primary care and community health optometry while doing research with Drs. Roorda, Duncan and Tuten.

WHY I’M HERE

I enjoy seeing patients and helping people see better as an optometrist and I would like to help people on a larger scale by expanding my knowledge of vision science.

MY RESEARCH

I would like to study and understand the structure and function of retinal diseases by using high resolution retinal imaging and psychophysics.

MY GOALS

My goal is to become a vision scientist in areas of retinal disease and myopia development and a clinical educator in primary care optometry and ocular disease.

MY HOBBIES

Music, gym, cooking, and eating Asian food.

PUBLICATIONS

"Wang Y, Bensaid N, Tiruveedhula P, Ma J, Ravikumar S, Roorda A (2019) Human foveal cone photoreceptor topography and its dependence on eye length, eLife 2019; 8:e47148.

S. Nusinowitz, Y. Wang, P. Kim, S. Habib, R. Baron, Y. Conley & M. Gorin (2018) Retinal Structure in Pre-Clinical Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Current Eye Research, 43:3, 376-382.

Contact

485 Minor Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720