Lab Alumni

Shomoukh AlShamekh, MD

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

Akintomide (Tommy) Apara, MD, PhD

Eye Surgery Associates

Melissa Atkins, MS

Biosafety Officer
Hawaii State Department of Health

Alena Bartakova, MD

FAS manager/Customer Success manager
NanoCellect Biomedical, Inc.

Evan Cameron, PhD


Dolly Chang, MD, MPH, PhD

Genentech, South San Francisco, CA / 
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology
Byers Eye Institute at Stanford

Kun-Che Chang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh

In Cho, BS

Research Assistant
Stanford University Benson Lab

Hui-Chun Cheng, MEd

Administrative Technician
University of Pittsburgh

Raul G Corredor, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health and Neuroscience, FIU Health

Narsis Daftarian, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmic Research Institute, SBMU

Joana Galvao, PhD

Ophthalmology Translation & Technology Lead at Roche

Sylvia Groth, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Vanderbilt Eye Institute 

Sarah Hay, MS

Medical Student

Jonathan Hertz, PhD

Associate Director
Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc.

Ying Hu, MD, PhD

Associate Director
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Star Huynh, BS

Medical Student
University of California, San Diego

Keiichiro Iwao, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Kengun-Sakuragi Eye Clinic and
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Kumamoto University Hospital

Gurdeep Jhaj, MD

Private Practice
Southern California

Karl Kador, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Ophthalmology
UMKC School of Medicine

Cara Knasel, BS

Medical Student
Rocky Vista University

Alexander Kreymerman, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard University

Varun Kumar, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Noelia Kunzevitzky, PhD

Biotech company

Olga Kuzmenko, BS

Process Engineer III
Neurona Therapeutics

Katherine Li

Medical Company

Ankush Madaan, PhD

Team Lead Manager
Azenta Life Sciences

Darcie Moore, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Melina Morkin, MD

Cornea and Refractive Specialist, 
New England Eye Center and
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Bac Nguyen, MD

Glaucoma Specialist and Ophthalmologist
Berkeley Eye Center

Takahiko Noro, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Jikei University, Japan

Sabri Raza, MD

American Hosptial- Spitali Amerikan

Enrique Salero, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Travis Stiles, PhD

President and CEO
Novoron Bioscience

Catalina Sun, BS

Info coming soon

Bogdan Tanasa, MD, PhD

Senior Data Scientist

Ephraim Trakhtenberg, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
UConn Health

Praseeda Venugopalan, PhD

Sr. Manager Reg Affairs
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.

Sophia Wang, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Byers Eye Institute at Stanford

Geoffrey Weiner, MD, PhD

Senior Equity Research Associate
Credit Suisse

Daniel Wolfgang Pita-Thomas, PhD

Associate Director of Clinical Science
4D Molecular Therapeutics

Suqian Wu, MD, PhD


Satoshi Yokota, MD, PhD

Kobe City Eye Hospital

Caroline Yu, MD

Ophthalmology Resident
The University of Iowa

Julie Cho, MD, PhD

Clinic Instructor
Stanford CAP Profile

Luciano Custo Greig, MD, PhD

Ophthalmology Resident, Stanford

Eeshika Mitra, MPH

Life Science Research Professional

Lab focus: At the Goldberg lab she is currently focused in assessing retinal ganglion cell function after injury using a novel reversible model of intraocular pressure elevation in glaucoma. Her major roles include assisting the postdocs with their silicon oil injection injury models, confocal imaging and immunohistochemistry. She is also involved in a project that studies the developmental potential of Muller glial cells to enable retinal ganglion cell generation.

Hometown: Puducherry, India

Hobbies: Hiking, learning different dance forms and making new friends

Ashley Nies

Undergraduate/Master's Student

Lab focus: Interested in neuroprotection and regeneration in the visual system, and research focuses on advancing promising strategies towards safe and effective clinical treatments for optic pathway diseases

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

Hobbies: Swimming, playing the guzheng, and traveling

Esther Elenes

Clinical Research Coordinator Associate
Stanford CAP Profile

Lab focus: Neuroprotective and neurorestorative clinical trials in glaucoma

Hometown: Lompoc, California

Hobbies: Snowboarding, cooking, traveling, hiking with my dog Moffitt