Odalys Torné Escudé, DVM

Credentials: Research Assistant, Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

I graduated in Veterinary Medicine (similar to DVM) in 2016 from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Early on my professional career, specifically during my last year externship at Texas A&M University, I developed an interest in comparative ophthalmology. Since my graduation I attended several international ophthalmology-related meetings like ECVO, ACVO and ARVO. In 2019 I completed a rotating internship in the biggest small animal hospital in Spain (Ars Veterinaria) during which I was involved in a project related to funduscopy teaching models and presented it at the ECVO conference in 2019. After that, I decided to pause my clinical training in favor of basic research to contribute to the scientific community and get a better understanding of this fascinating world of eye diseases. As a graduate student pursuing a PhD in the McLellan lab, I’m working on multiple projects related to glaucoma, including cell culture of the trabecular meshwork and imaging the aqueous humor outflow pathway via immunolabelling and tissue clearing, applying advanced imaging techniques.   My dream is to pursue a vision research career as veterinary clinician – scientist. When I am not working I enjoy outdoor activities. Whenever I can I go out for a run with my dog Zoran, but I also enjoy playing volleyball, listening to music and eating at good restaurants (I love Mediterranean cuisine).