Pabita Dhungel

PhD Student
Vision Science

WHERE I'M FROM

I was born and raised in Nepal. I am moving to California from Minnesota.

BEFORE VS

My academic background is Optometry. I completed my Bachelor's in Optometry in 2014 in Nepal and Masters' of Vision Science from Pacific University. During my Masters of Vision Science I was working in Prof. Patrick Caroline's lab studying the impact of scleral lens on intraocular pressure and posterior ocular perfusion. I have worked as a clinician and a researcher more focused in contact lens, ocular disease and diagnostic imaging.

WHY I’M HERE

After working as a clinician for a while, I realized that being involved in research I can explore more and making greater impact in science. UC Berkeley is the best place to be for its state of arts labs, great interdisciplinary approach and extraordinary students and faculties.

MY RESEARCH

I am more focused on mechanism of intraocular pressure regulation in the eye and impact of various external and internal contributing factor along with the scleral lens as a main external factor.

MY GOALS

My goal is to be a vision scientist in areas of contact lens and glaucoma and an academician in vision science.

MY HOBBIES

I love to travel, visit new places, see different cultures, meet different people and try local cuisines. I love listening to music, hanging out with friends and playing badminton.

PUBLICATIONS

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pabita-Dhungel