As part of their training program, residents and fellows are required to work on a research project, mentored by a faculty member, and give a presentation at the annual Resident & Fellow Symposium.  The following is a list of research projects for this year.


Sam Abbassi, M.D.
Assessment of Choroidal and Retinal Thickness in CME Using EDI-Spectral domain OCT
Mentor: Glenn Yiu, M.D., Ph.D.

Jolene Rudell, M.D., Ph.D.
A Novel Mechanism for Drug Delivery Using Nanoparticle Technology for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Therapy
Mentor: Glenn Yiu, M.D., Ph.D.

Rachel Simpson, M.D.
Mentor: James Brandt, M.D.

Ilana Traynis, M.D.
Preoperative Awareness of Risk Factors for Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome
Mentor: James Brandt, M.D.

Kingsley Okafor, M.D.
Quantitative Ellipsoid Zone Analysis in Patients Undergoing Hydroxychloroquine Therapy
Mentor: Susanna S. Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Kimberly Gokoffski, M.D., Ph.D.
Regenerating the Optic Nerve with Electrical Fields
Mentor: Min Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.

Natasha Kye, M.D.
Patient Attitudes Regarding Trainee Involvement in Their Ophthalmologic Care, the UC Davis Experience
Mentor: Nandini Gandhi, M.D.

Nathaniel Gebhard, M.D.
Evaluation of CCT in Sturge Weber Patients
Mentor: James Brandt, MD


Jeffrey Willis, M.D., Ph.D.
The Epidemiology of Pathological Myopia and Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization in the United States
Mentor: Lawrence Morse, M.D., Ph.D.

Elad Moisseiev, M.D.
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Derived Exosomes for the Treatment of Retinal Degeneration
Mentor: Susanna Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Sophia Wong, D.M.
Comparison of Microperimetry and Humphrey Visual Field in Healthy and Diseased Eyes
Mentor: Susanna Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Mausam Damani, M.D.
Clinical outcomes in Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) Versus Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK)
Mentor: Ivan Schwab, M.D.

Youjia Shen, M.D.
Subacute Aqueous Misdirection
Mentor: Michele Lim, M.D.

Senad Osmanovic, M.D.
Association of Central Serous Retinopathy Prevalence and Outcomes with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Mentor: Susanna Park, M.D., Ph.D.