Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: 2019 – present
Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC)
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute New York, NY, USA
Advisor: Prof. Stephen H. Tsang

Education

Leiden University, Doctor of Philosophy – PhD
Thesis: The Retinal Crumbs Complex: From Animal Models and Retinal Organoids to Therapy.
Supervisor’s: Prof. Gré P.M. Luyten and Associate Prof. Jan Wijnholds.

Brunel University, Master of ScienceMSc
Subject: Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research

The University of Manchester, Bachelor of Science – BSc
Subject: Biological Science

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Award Program (OSNAP) -2021 The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Scientfic Photo Contest Winner -2020 Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI)

B. Dobli Srinivasan Award – 2020 John T. Flynn Annual Resident/Fellow Research And Graduation Day at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute.

The best Publications of the Year 2019 – Vision Research community (vision-research.eu). Quinn et al. Stem Cell Reports, 2019. PMID: 30956116

Research grants

PATIENT DERIVED STEM CELL LINES ENABLE FUNCTIONAL DISSECTION OF CRUMB1 ISOFORMS
Type: New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Druckenmiller Fellowship
Funding agency: New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) 
PI: Peter M.J. Quinn
Mentor: Stephen H. Tsang
2021 – 2024

CRISPR THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES FOR THE AMELIORATION OF CRB1 RETINAL DYSTROPHIES
Type: Research grant
Funding agency: Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation (CRBF)
PI: Peter M.J. Quinn
Mentors: Stephen H. Tsang and Irene H. Maumenee
2020 – 2023

Generation of CRB1 Null Retinal Organoids for the Investigation of CRB1 mediated Retinal Dystrophies
Type: Research grant
Funding agencies: Uplifting Athletes and Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation (CRBF)
PI: Peter M.J. Quinn
Mentors: Stephen H. Tsang and Irene H. Maumenee
2021 – 2022

DISEASE MECHANISMS UNDERLYING CRB1 LEBERS CONGENITAL AMAUROSIS USING CRB1 LCA PATIENT DERIVED RETINAL ORGANOIDS
Type: Career starter grant
Funding agency: Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF)
PI: Peter M.J. Quinn
Mentors: Stephen H. Tsang and Irene H. Maumenee
2020 – 2022