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Dr. Annalise Pfaff, postdoctoral fellow in chemistry, will present “Developing an Alternative to Cataract Surgery: Pitfalls, Progress and New Directions” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the loft of Public House Brewing Co. in Rolla. Her talk is part of the Research on Tap lecture series hosted by the Graduate Student Leadership Council in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business (CASB).
Pfaff, a native of St. Louis, earned her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. in chemistry from S&T in 2011, 2014 and 2017, respectively. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in a research group led by Dr. Nuran Ercal, the Richard K. Vitek/Foundation for Chemical Research Endowed Chair in Biochemistry.
In her research, Pfaff is working to develop a safe, effective, easy-to-administer eye drop treatment as an alternative to cataract surgery. She will discuss her research and future directions toward the goal of noninvasive, affordable cataract treatment.