Tell us about your research background.
I graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience in 2020. I began working at the Pardue Lab at the Atlanta VA in May 2020. I then started working for the Feola Lab in January 2022.
What’s the title of your project and what’s it about?
Effect of menopause and hormones on glaucoma
Using the medical records from the VA Healthcare, we are identifying a connection between menopause and glaucoma diagnoses. Further, we are looking at the effect of hormone replacement therapy on delaying the diagnosis of glaucoma. Later work would look at the impact of rate of visual decline depending on menopause diagnosis and hormone replacement therapy.
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