PGY-2 ophthalmology resident Jonathan Lin, MD, PhD, has been selected to participate in the 2022 Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO)/Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Resident and Fellow Research Forum at the upcoming annual meeting in January 2022. This forum was established to encourage the most promising trainees to pursue careers in academic ophthalmology and vision research.
At the meeting, Dr. Lin will present his research on systemic complement activation in non-exudative age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Lin has been interested in the molecular mechanisms of retinal neurodegeneration since medical school. In fact, he began this specific project as an intern, and he is now continuing this work with his mentor Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD.
In the short time he has been at Mass Eye and Ear, Dr. Lin has already shown exceptional abilities in research, patient care, and teaching. To date, he has 28 publications, 13 as first author, in peer-reviewed journals such as Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, and Cell Metabolism.