lillian chien

Major(s): Neuroscience, International Studies 
Minor(s): Chemistry
Graduating: Spring 2018
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Contact me if you are interested in health-related or clinical research. I will do my best to help you find areas of research that you are interested in and identify a lab that suits those interests.

I am working in the lab of Dr. MiYoung Kwon in the Department of Ophthalmology at the School of Medicine. This lab seeks to understand how people recognize the world around them if they have one of the following visual deficits: visual field loss, low spatial resolution, reduced contrast, or abnormal binocular interaction. These visual impairments are associated with a variety of disorders such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, amblyopia, etc. By examining the nature of impaired vision, the lab is also looking into potential rehabilitation and clinical assessment methods.

Fun Facts: I grew up in Nevada and I enjoy skiing and snowboarding.

Advice: Manage your time wisely. College is a hectic time full of commitments: class, research, volunteering, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, etc. Make sure you really care about what you do. Drop those one or two activities that you signed up for on a whim, so you really have time to develop your passion, whether it be research or otherwise.