Dr. S. Louise Pay received her Ph.D. in Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2017. During her Ph.D., Dr. Pay worked in the laboratory of Michael E. Boulton and Maria B. Grant and focused on a systemically-delivered stem cell therapy targeting dry age-related macular degeneration. This project investigated the use of bone marrow-derived stem cells modified with a lentiviral vector expressing the RPE65 gene to regenerate damaged retinal pigment epithelial cells in mice. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of David A. Boothman at the IU School of Medicine. During her scientific career, Dr. Pay has contributed to several published research and review articles and has presented at local and national conferences. Her research interests focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms of disease development, identifying novel therapeutic targets, and investigating novel strategies for treatment. Dr. Pay’s favorite aspect of being a scientist is writing, which she also enjoys as a hobby outside of work.