Evan G. Cameron, Ph.D., a former graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences at UMBC, was recently awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for postdoctoral research training at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Cameron received his Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences from UMBC in 2014 under the direction of Dr. Phyllis R. Robinson. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California San Diego, where he studies survival and regeneration of the visual system with the goal of reversing the regenerative failure seen after injury and in neurodegenerative diseases like glaucoma. The postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Health will allow Dr. Cameron to continue his research at Stanford University with his postdoctoral mentor and newly appointed chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg.
Dr. Cameron received his B.S. degree from Towson University and M.S. and Ph.D. from UMBC. While at UMBC, he was supported by the NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface Fellowship.