Author: Thao Nguyen

Congratulations Dr. Cameron Czerpak!

Cameron did a great job.  His thesis came together beautifully.   Characterizing the Remodeling of the Lamina Cribrosa of Glaucoma Eyes Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and affects roughly 80 million people worldwide. Glaucoma is characterized by progressive visual field loss from the death of retinal ganglion cell axons in the […]

Holiday Party

First holiday party since COVID upended everything. It was a lot of fun. We built gingerbread houses, ate lots of food, and did white elephant gift exchange. It was lots of fun.

SES 2023

Minneapolis, MN   It was wonderful to catch up with Brandon, Zheliang, and Aurelie at the conference, and it was an honor to present our work on hydrogels to Zhigang Suo, the master of hydrogels, at his 60th birthday celebration.

2023 SB3C

Vail, CO.  First conference as grad student for Kalyn Younger and Will Cortes. Caught up with Hai Dong and Arina Korneva, now at GT and VT respectively. JHU dinner, and a memorable hike.

CMBBE 2023

Had a great time at CMBBE with Kristin Myers. Presented Tracy Ling’s work on computational modeling of strains in the axonal compartments of the mouse optic nerve head.

ARVO 2022

New Orleans! This was the first in-person ARVO since COVID, and the first time meeting Arina as a colleague from Virginia Tech. Cameron and I gave posters on our OCT strain measurements in glaucoma patients and Arina gave a talk on measuring deformation in the mouse astrocytic lamina.