Academic Activities

Examiner for student theses/reports:

  1. Invited as the Expert Reviewer by Prof. Frank Lovicu for the Honours Thesis for the Department of Anatomy and Histology, The University of Sydney, Australia in November 2019
  2. Invited as a examiner by Dr. Lisa Nivison-Smith for the final year optometry student literature review in July 2021

Grant Reviewer

  1. The Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia: ORIA (2018)

Journal Reviewer

  1. Journal of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
  2. Experimental Eye Research
  3. Molecular Vision
  4. Theranostics
  5. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  6. Eye and Vision
  7. Optometry and Vision Science
  8. Clinical Experimental Optometry
  9. Endocrinology
  10. Asian Journal of Ophthalmology
  11. Annals of Medicine
  12. Acta Ophthalmologica

Publons ID

Science Advocacy

Participated in the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research Emerging Vision Scientists Day (EVS) program in 2021. Nominated by the BrightFocus Foundation to discuss the importance of funding eye research with health staff from Congressional delegation offices!


  1. May 2020: Harvard Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (HGWISE) mentoring invitation to discuss how to use social media to promote yourself and your science. Invited by Dr. Magali Saint-Geniez
  2. October 2021: Invited by Dr. Zachary Saylor from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University to participate in a two-part interview series on my career journey to help students learn about the breadth of careers, sharing insights into my work and talk about what the day-to-day life is like in biomedical sciences careers.

BioRender Templates:

  1. Metabolic Assays – Using Seahorse Analyzers
  2. Signaling Pathways Underlying EMT and EndMT in Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  3. Canonical and Non-canonical TGFb Pathways in EMT

Workshops attended:

March 25th 2020: Harvard Medical School Postdoc Office: Imaging Solutions for Scientific Communication: Drawing Tools and Illustration Features of Powerpoint

March 26th 2020: Harvard Medical School Countway Library: SciENcv: Overview of the NIH Biosketch tool by Scott Lapinski

March 29th 2020: Cell Press Webinar, Essential tips for publishing in high-impact journals by Dr. Rose Zhu, Associate Scientific Editor, Joule (Link)

February-March 2021: altMBA by Seth Godin Akimbo (Link)

“The altMBA is an online leadership and management workshop. Over 4,000 hand-picked students from 74+ countries have completed this thirty-day intensive, using live video calls, coaching and extensive group work. Our success has been featured by the Stanford and our philosophy was discussed in a recent article in the MIT Sloan Management Review.”

Harvard SciPhD Training Program Program

Custom SciPhD program for Harvard Medical School and associated institutes.
Business of Science Fundamentals
Communications for Scientists
Project Management for Scientists

Mar 25, 2021 02:00 PM
Apr 1, 2021 02:00 PM
Apr 6, 2021 02:00 PM

The Business of Science – March 25: Covers kinds of career choices, critical skills valued in organizations (technical, business and social), how to map experiences and accomplishments to job requirements and use that to develop a targeted resume.
Communications – April 1: Includes our four components related to real-world experiences: Technical Literacy, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, and Style Flexibility.
Project Management – April 6: Focuses on how project management relates to every day science activities, using planning to anticipate and mitigate risk, using SWOT analysis to maximize likelihood of success, Project Management tools, and translating these skills in the lab. 

Leadership Courses

  1. September 2021: Learn to Lead UNSW Virtual Course; verification: