Reem Almagati

Graduate Student
Vision Perception

WHERE I'M FROM

Riyadh, SA

BEFORE VS

I completed my OD degree from King Saud University in Riyadh. Upon graduation I received binocular vision anomalies training at King Khalid specialized eye hospital. I then worked for a little less than a year at a pediatric eye clinic. In 2019, I joined New England College of Optometry's vision science master program where I worked on visual perceptual abilities in children with cerebral visual impairments with Dr. Barry Kran and Dr. Luisa Mayer.

WHY I’M HERE

I joined UC Berkeley's vision science program because of the same reason I chose optometry, they are both multidisciplinary involving vision, neuroscience, optics and more. I also chose Berkeley because it is my life long dream to become a professor and a researcher.

MY RESEARCH

I am interested in the brain and understanding how the brain deals and translates visual input to form perception. I am also interested in evaluating functional vision in people with CVI, ADHD and autism.

MY GOALS

I hope to grow and mature as a researcher and a teacher. Ultimately I want to join an academic institution where I can conduct research and teach.

MY HOBBIES

I enjoy aerial yoga and workouts, cooking, dancing and watching/listening to scientific debates and argument critiques.