Sanam Mozaffari

PhD Candidate
Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope

WHERE I'M FROM

Born and raised in San Jose, California

BEFORE VS

I studied Bioengineering with an emphasis in biomedical engineering at UC San Diego. As an undergraduate I worked in an atomic force microscopy lab and a retinal prosthesis lab.

WHY I’M HERE

Being able to apply my biomedical expertise to advanced diagnostics for the visual system in a very focused program. I am fascinated with the visual system since there is so much to learn from the dynamics of our eyes. I decided to focus the visual system after an eye opening experience working on a retinal prosthesis device in the Shiley Eye Center at UC San Diego.

MY RESEARCH

I am currently building an adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and phase sensitive optical coherence tomography to optically probe the neural circuits in the retina.

MY GOALS

I hope to advance biomedical diagnostics and eventually become a professor one day.

MY HOBBIES

I like to spend most of my time outside, whether its climbing a rock, sailing a boat or playing soccer and lacrosse. Also an avid outdoor adventurer with my two husky sidekicks.

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