Summer 2018 Research

This past summer, I was able to work in the department of Ophthalmology. As an undergraduate student researcher at The Ohio State University, I worked in the Dr. Abdel-Rahman lab, where we focused our research on the BAP1 gene – a gene that has been found to increase the risk for several cancers including ocular melanoma, skin melanoma, kidney cancer and mesothelioma when mutated. Our lab specializes on developing clinical trials for managing uveal melanoma patients with a high risk for systemic metastasis.