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  • Gastón A. Ayubi

    Gastón A. Ayubi

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Ophthalmology

    BioGastón A. Ayubi completed his undergraduate studies in physics and electrical engineering, followed by PhD studies in physics at the University of the Republic of Uruguay. As an undergraduate student, in 2008 he started collaborating at the Department of Physics, where he developed a strong interest in phase imaging techniques. In 2022 he joined Stanford University as a postdoc. His role is to develop and test phase contrast imaging methods for both microscopy and retinal imaging.

  • Jill Beyer, OD

    Jill Beyer, OD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

    BioJill Beyer, OD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Beyer graduated from Southern California College of Optometry, earning her Doctor of Optometry degree with distinction. She completed her residency at New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Oregon State University.

    Jill’s residency education included time spent at the Boston Foundation for Sight, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Cornea Consultants & Boston Laser Center, and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

    After residency training, Jill continued on as a clinical preceptor at the New England College of Optometry while working in private practice in Boston. She then transitioned to full time academic work at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary becoming the Director of the Contact Lens Department and an Instructor in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

  • Gala Beykin, MD

    Gala Beykin, MD

    Clinical Instructor, Ophthalmology

    BioDr. Beykin is an ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford Health Care. She is also a clinical instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Beykin completed clinical and surgical training in glaucoma at the Byers Eye Institute. She specializes in caring for patients with all types of ophthalmic conditions, including glaucoma and cataract.

    She has expertise in clinical trial design and implementation, and studies novel biomarkers and candidate therapeutics for vision protection and restoration in glaucoma. Her research efforts include numerous clinical trials investigating new therapies for eye conditions. Dr. Beykin has participated in multiple studies evaluating drugs targeting retinal disease such as AMD and diabetes-related vision loss, as well as ongoing clinical trials assessing new treatment strategies for neuroprotection, neuroregeneration and neuroenhancement in glaucoma. These include implants that could potentially stop or slow the progression of and help improve vision.

    Dr. Beykin has published her work in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the British Journal of Ophthalmology and Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. She has presented her work at national and international meetings, including those for the International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

    She is a member of the Israeli Ophthalmology Society, the Israeli Society for Eye and Vision Research, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.