Dr. Ishara Mills-Henry

Program Director, Science of the Eye Program
Postdoctoral Fellow, TERC
Ph.D., Biochemistry, MIT
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

E-mail: imills <at> mit <dot> edu

Dr. Ishara Mills-Henry is the Program Director of Science of the Eye, a STEM education program funded by the National Eye Institute and based in Professor Jonathan King’s laboratory in the MIT Department of Biology. Her work helps to support high school biology teachers in their efforts to provide high quality, engaging, and inspiring science education about vision and the eye through delivery of inquiry-based, hands-on instruction. Ishara received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from MIT in 2007 for her doctoral work on the properties of the crystallin proteins found in the human eye. She continued her training as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of John Dowling at Harvard University, researching the development of rod photoreceptors. In addition to her work with Science of the Eye, Ishara is also a postdoctoral fellow at TERC researching inquiry-based initiatives in science education.

Selected publications:

Mills IA, Flaugh SL, Kosinski-Collins MS, and King JA. (2007). Folding and stability of the isolated Greek key domains of the long-lived human lens proteins γD-crystallin and γS-crystallin. Protein Science 16(11): 2427–2444. View PDF


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