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VioBio Lab members are highly involved in Scientific Societies and Institutional service


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Susana Marcos, PhD is currently Vicepresident of the Scientific-Technical Committee of the Spanish Research Agency, Member of the Advisory Board of Fundacion General CSIC, Member of the Advisory Board of Fundación Gadea Ciencia, Member of the Science-Industry Committee of the Royal Society of Physics, Faculty of M+Vision MIT-LINQ, Editorial Board Member of Optica (high impact factor of the Optical Society), Member of the Publication Council (Optical Society), Advisor of IOSA Student Chapter (Optical Society of America).

Maria Viñas, PhD is currently Vice-Chair of the Vision Sciences Committee and Chair of the Women in Optics Committee of the Spanish Optical Society (SEDOPTICA).

Judith Birkenfeld, PhD is Vice-Chair of the Microscopy and Optics Technical Group (Optical Society), Faculty of M+Vision MIT-LINQ and Mentor at the International Mentoring Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education.

Carlos Dorronsoro, PhD is the Vicedirector of the Institute of Optics (CSIC) and Board Member of the Image Techniques Committee of SEDOPTICA.

Clara Benedi, MSc is the President of the IOSA Student Chapter.

Three VioBio Lab members obtain competitive positions in the lab

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Mercedes Romero was granted a Research Associate Position from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Personal Técnico de Apoyo Program). She (BSc in Optics & Optometry and a MSc in Optical Technologies by Universidad Complutense de Madrid), has a large experience in clinical practice (20022015) and was previously granted a JAE INTRO Fellowship to undertake research at the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab. 

Victor Rodríguez was granted a Predoctoral Fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education (Formación de Personal Universitario Program). He finished a BSc in Optometry in 2016 and has a MSc in Optical Technologies both by Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He will be investigating the use of optotunable lenses in visual perception experiments.

Dr. Judith Birkenfeld was granted a Mutiply COFUND Postdoctoral Contract, a Marie Curie EU Program. Judith’s background is in Physics (MSc, Heidelberg University) and Visual Optics and Biophotonics (PhD Universidad Complutense de Madrid), having graduated under the supervision of Prof. Susana Marcos. She has enjoyed a M+Vision Postdoctoral Fellowship and undertake research at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mass General Hospital and VioBio Lab working on translational projects in biomedicine. Her interests are in the area of ocular imaging (OCT and microscopy) and applications to ocular biomechanics.

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