Trainees at the Wilmer Eye Institute
Gianni Castiglione, Ph.D. - Duh LabAbout: "I use comparative genomics to explore protein structure function (RHO, ARR-1,NRF2,KEAP1) relationships with photoreceptor oxidative stress and retinal degeneration. Evolution-guided discovery forms the foundation of my goal to design novel therapeutics for human eye disease by reverse-engineering natural variation within non-human protein systems."
Xitiz Chamling, Ph.D. - Zack LabAbout: "Using hiPSC-derived oligodendrocytes and retinal ganglion cells as models to study oligodendrocyte cell development, maturation, & mechanisms by which they myelinate CNS neurons; Created reporter-ES cell lines for drug screens to identify neuroprotective & myelination promoting molecules.
Outside of the lab: "I enjoy hiking, trying new foods, and watching movies."