ARVONews Spring 2017

Women in research

possible through collaborations from various expertise and regions — with chemists, biomaterialists from all over the world. This is what is nice about science; you can find someone in another part of the world and easily work together. Some of my collaborations have been long-term. This includes projects with ARVO past president Jeffrey Boatright and his lab at Emory University, Robert Gurny with Geneva-Lausanne School of Pharmacy and Jean-Marie Parel, director of ophthalmic biophysics and engineering at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. The key is to have a real human connection that drives your collaborations.

Research Techniques for ARVO’s Global Research Education Training Initiative. What insights can you share? Behar-Cohen:  Being part of this project has been a great opportunity for me and has been interesting for those of us working on it. It pushed us to really think about what we routinely do on a daily basis. The details are not in published papers and therefore it’s difficult for others to replicate. This initiative will help improve reproducibility. Of course, this module is a good start but only the beginning. But what is most important is to get these techniques and protocols in eye and vision science documented and out to a wider audience. GC

ARVONews: You recently authored the ARVO online education module, ARVO’s Guide to Eye and Vision

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