Kimberly Wong, PhD

Dr. Kimberly Wong received her B.E. in Chemical Engineering in 2011 from The Cooper Union (NY) and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience & Physiology in 2017 from Upstate Medical University (Syracuse). Her dissertation research in Dr. Andrea Viczian's lab focused on understanding the biochemical signaling pathways regulating gene regulatory networks during eye field specification and cone photoreceptor genesis. As a postdoctoral research fellow in the Benowitz Lab (Boston Children’s Hospital [BCH], Harvard Medical School), Dr. Wong leads a research project investigating the interactions between neurons, glia, and immune cells during disease state. Her research aims to identify and inhibit neurotoxic signaling mechanisms to increase RGC survival and axon regeneration after injury. She manages research collaborations spanning institutions, mentors undergraduate research assistants, and is the current Co-President of the BCH Postdoctoral Association.