Ioana is a third-year student studying neurobiology and French. She has been working in a lab at the Institute for Vision Research since the beginning of her undergraduate career, studying a genetic disorder called Juvenile X-Linked Retinoschisis. She hopes to pursue ophthalmology in the future.
Apart from doing research, Ioana is trying to get the most out of her undergraduate experience by taking as many writing classes as she can fit into her schedule. She likes to read and paint in her spare time, and works as an optician on the weekends.