SSI students sought after by leading international research institutes
in Education, News
12 Mar 2014
Two valued student members of Save Sight Institute’s Billson Laboratory have taken up prestigious new postdoctoral positions in the USA.
Kumiko Percival has moved to the Casey Eye Institute at the Oregon Heath and Science University in Portland. She will study the physiology of nerve cell connections in primate retina with Dr Rowland Taylor.
Kenny Cheong will apply his love of bio-technology to postdoctoral studies in the world’s leading laboratory for eye imaging research in Rochester with Professor Bill Merigan and Professor David Williams, inventor of the adaptive optics ophthalmoscope.
“We will miss them both” said Professor Martin. “They were both great students and we are delighted to now send them off for postdoctoral studies which will help transform them into independent scientists. We will miss Kumiko’s excellent anatomical skills and Kenny’s keen physiological insights (not to mention his 3D-printed gizmos)”.