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  • Runxia Wen

    Runxia Wen

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ophthalmology

    BioRunxia Wen obtained her B.Sc. (Hons) in biology from Sichuan University in 2012. She received her Ph.D. degree in cell and developmental biology from the University of British Columbia in 2018. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on the role of autophagy, a lysosomal degradation pathway, in retinal degeneration. She joined the Goldberg Lab at Stanford University in 2019. As a postdoc scholar in the Department of Ophthalmology, she is currently studying the molecular mechanisms underlying optic nerve regeneration.

  • Ira G. Wong, MD, MS

    Ira G. Wong, MD, MS

    Clinical Professor, Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInvestigation into immunomodulatory treatment of ocular inflammatory diseases.
    Investigator, NIH sponsored Multi-centered Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial.
    Epidemiology of uveitis and ocular inflammatory diseases.

  • Edward H. Wood, MD

    Edward H. Wood, MD

    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEdward H. Wood, MD is an assistant professor of ophthalmology practicing adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Wood engages in translational research with the goal of developing new therapies and approaches for patients without viable treatment options. He does so through leveraging the technologies of patient derived stem cells, optogenetics, and phenotypic drug screening in conjunction with active clinical research and surgical device development. Dr. Wood has filed numerous patents and founded several healthcare startups with the goal of improving patients’ quality of life. His research interests include regenerative medicine, drug discovery, and pediatric retinal disease with the ultimate goal of pursuing basic science discoveries with potential for impactful clinical translation. His research interests are significantly inspired by his patients, and he is driven towards not only delivering the highest quality of care currently available, but also in developing the future standard of care in the field of medical retina and vitreoretinal surgery.

  • Mollie Woodworth

    Mollie Woodworth

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ophthalmology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMany types of blindness result from the neurons of the retina no longer being able to communicate with the brain due to injury or disease. In mammals, the adult retina cannot make new retinal ganglion cells (the neurons that connect the retina with the brain) to replace those that are lost. In my work, I aim to learn about normal development of retinal ganglion cells and, further, to regenerate new retinal ganglion cells if they are lost in adulthood.

  • Albert Y. Wu, MD, PhD, FACS

    Albert Y. Wu, MD, PhD, FACS

    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy translational research focuses on using autologous stem cells to recreate a patient’s ocular tissues for potential transplantation. We are generating tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells to treat limbal stem cell deficiency in patients who are bilaterally blind. By applying my background in molecular and cellular biology, stem cell biology, oculoplastic surgery, I hope to make regenerative medicine a reality for those suffering from orbital and ocular disease.