On a mission to restore vision

Air Date: November 26, 2019 | Length: 35:04

Valerie Wallace

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Episode Description

Dr. Valerie Wallace is on a mission to reverse blindness. The award-winning senior scientist and co-director of the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute at UHN's Krembil Research Institute sits down with Behind the Breakthrough to discuss the serendipity of science, the curiosity that drives her and the changing landscape of women in STEM.

"If you don't ask the hard questions, you won't get amazing answers," she says. Hear more from Dr. Valerie Wallace about her career, inspirations and why she calls herself an explorer.

About Dr. Valerie Wallace

Valerie as child

Dr. Valerie Wallace obtained her PhD in the Department of Immunology at the University of Toronto (UT) and completed postdoctoral studies in developmental neuroscience at University College London. From 1998-2013 she was at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (University of Ottawa) where she was Senior Scientist and Director of the Vision Research Program.

Dr. Wallace joined the Krembil Research Institute in September 2013, where she is Director of Vision Sciences and Chair of the Vision Science Research Program. She holds appointments in the Departments of Opthalmology and Vision Sciences and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto.

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