Jazzi Junge

PhD Candidate
Children with cerebral visual impairment

WHERE I'M FROM

Aptos, California (Santa Cruz County)

BEFORE VS

I studied molecular and cellular biology and neurobiology as an undergraduate, followed by optometry at UC Berkeley. I then completed a residency in low vision and ocular disease.

WHY I’M HERE

In my time as an optometry resident, I worked with patients with various forms of low vision and ocular disease. I continued to develop a curiosity for understanding the mechanisms by which these processes occur. I decided that I wanted to develop my research skills so that I may continue to contribute to the existing body of knowledge throughout my career.

MY RESEARCH

I am currently focused on quantifying visual functions in children with cerebral visual impairment (CVI). I am interested in contour interaction and crowding in this population and hope to study long term visual and developmental outcomes of infants with CVI, with an ultimate goal of developing identification and early intervention services.

MY GOALS

My biggest professional dream is to contribute in a significant way to the field of vision science and to tangibly improve the lives of patients, especially those with low vision resulting from eye disease

MY HOBBIES

Travel, run, sing, play tennis, hike, watch Cal sports (especially football — Go Bears!)