10 Faculty/Mentors


Lu Chen, Professor
(1) Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Blood and Lymphatic Vessel Formation (Full- no new appr needed)
Susana Chung, Professor
(1) Mechanism underlying visual processing in people with visual impairment (Open)
(2) Plasticity of the visual system following vision loss (Open)
(3) Face and Object Recognition: Normal and Low Vision (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Feature detection and enhancement in peripheral vision (Open)
Suzanne Fleiszig, Professor
(1) Genetic knockouts of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Fluorescent reporter strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa for monitoring gene expression during corneal infection (Open)
(3) Adsorption of protective glycoprotein (FRIT) from Human tears to contact lens (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Studying Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection using corneal epithelial cells (Full- no new appr needed)
Xiaohua Gong, Professor
(1) Molecular genetics and cellular biology of eye development and disease (Open)
Karsten Gronert, Professor
(1) Role of protective lipid mediators in privileged inflammatory/reparative response of the eye. (Open)
(2) Mass Spectrometry-based lipidomic analysis (Open)
Nancy McNamara, Professor
(1) The Pathogenesis of Dry Eye in Patients with Autoimmune Disease (Full- no new appr needed)
Teresa Puthussery, Professor
(1) Studying the impact of photoreceptor degeneration on retinal synapses (Open)
(2) Using semi-automated image analysis to classify the output neurons of the human retina (Open)
Michael Silver, Professor
(1) Individual differences in visual perception following cholinergic enhancement (Open)
(2) Prediction’s role in perceptual selection during binocular rivalry (Open)
(3) Cognitive and Brain-state Training (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Neural mechanisms of degraded vision (amblyopia) (Full- no new appr needed)
William Taylor, Professor
(1) Immunohistochemical analysis of genetically identified inhibitory interneurons in the mammalian retina (Open)
(2) Designing more natural visual stimuli to probe the function of retinal circuits (Open)
Christine Wildsoet, Professor
(1) Why and how to eyes become myopic or short-sighted? (Check back for status)
(2) Myopia development in young guinea pigs and influence of intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering drugs on myopia progression and related pathology. (Open)
(3) High resolution imaging of the back layers of the human eye - what makes the difference between near sighted (myopic) and normal (emmetropic) eyes and changes with optical defocus and near vision tasks. (Check back for status)
(4) Do myopes spend less time outdoors and what do they look at - Three projects involving 1) wearable light sensors/activity monitors, 2) digitally recording the visual environment, and 3) assessment of near focussing accuracy and eye movements during reading. (Check back for status)