ARIA Mourns the Passing of Mina Chung

Mina Chung

It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, Dr. Mina M. Chung, who died in a tragic ski accident in Italy on February 13, 2020. Mina was a founding member of ARIA and an energetic supporter of our clinical and basic research endeavors. One of the first proponents of clinical applications of adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy, Mina was enthusiastic to explore each new development and it's impact on our understanding of retinal disease. We will fondly remember her generous spirit, scientific insight and gracious attitude. We will miss her deeply. She will leave an everlasting void in the lives of all of us who knew her. Additional information can be found at:
Forever Missed

Jennifer Hunter,
ARIA Director


+ ARIA mourns the passing of Mina Chung.

+ ARIA faculty Jesse Schallek was featured in a video on the Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Awards.

+ David DiLoreto to Chair University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology, Lead Flaum Eye Institute


+ Guevara-Torres A, Williams DR, Schallek J (2020). Origin of cell contrast in offset aperture adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy. Optics Letters 45(4), 840-843.

+ Canavesi C, Cogliati A, Mietus A, Qi Y, Schallek J, Rolland JP, Hindman HB (2020). In vivo imaging of corneal nerves and cellular structures in mice with Gabor-domain optical coherence microscopy. Biomedical Optics Express 11(2), 711-724.

+ Joseph, A., Guevara-Torres, A., and Schallek, J. (2019). Imaging single-cell blood flow in the smallest to largest vessels in the living retina. ELife 8, e45077.

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