Christa Montgomery, Ph.D
I have been the Lab Manager and a Research Scientist in the Simon John Lab since January of 2019. I earned my interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with a co-discipline Cell Biology and Biophysics from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 2011. I have experience with protein biochemistry and metabolism, transformed and primary cell culture and assays, and have studied mouse and rat models of autoimmune optic neuritis, metabolic syndrome/diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and glaucoma.
Chi Zhang, Ph.D.
I have been an associate research scientist in John Lab since February of 2019. I earned my Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Fudan University in 2012 where I used different mouse models to investigate heart, kidney and retinal diseases. Since joining the John lab, my focus has been on developing inducible glaucoma mouse models as well as molecular mechanism of neural damage in glaucoma.
Revathi Balasubramanian, Ph.D.