Crystal Koralis Colón Ortiz, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate

crystal.colonortiz@duke.edu

Crystal Colon OrtizCrystal was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. Then she moved to NYC to pursue her graduate education at Columbia University and received the NSF-GRFP and NINDS D-SPAN (F99/K00) awards. Her thesis work focused on studying the inflammatory role of endothelial and astrocytic caspase-9 in a retinal model of vascular injury. Crystal joined the Eroglu lab on 2022 as a D-SPAN K00 postdoctoral researcher and studies the role of astrocytes in Multiple Sclerosis. During her free time she enjoys going outdoors, reading, and face-timing her nephew.

Expertise

In-vivo retinal imaging and analysis