Nevin El-Nimri

PhD Candidate
Myopia & Glaucoma

WHERE I'M FROM

Irbid, Jordan

BEFORE VS

I studied molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley and earned doctor of optometry (OD) and masters in vision science degrees at The Ohio State University.

WHY I’M HERE

To focus on advancing my research career, develop my clinical and translational research skills, and earn a PhD in vision science.

MY RESEARCH

The main focus of my research is to better understand the association between myopia and glaucoma. Specifically, I aim to investigate the mechanisms underlying the increased risk of glaucoma in myopic patients and examine the potential role of topical ocular hypotensive drugs for controlling myopia progression. My longer-term goals are to develop efficient techniques to better distinguish myopic ONHs from glaucomatous ones, in both lab and clinical settings, and to find effective methods for reducing the risk of glaucoma in myopic patients.

MY GOALS

Ultimately, I would like to have my own lab and teach at an optometry school. My dream is to make a great contribution to the myopia field that directly improves patients' quality of life.

MY HOBBIES

I am passionate about travelling and exploring new places, going to ballet and opera concerts, and working out.

Contact

Christine Wildsoet Lab
350 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA