11 Faculty/Mentors

Optometry

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 (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Plasticity of the visual system following vision loss (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Face and Object Recognition: Normal and Low Vision (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Feature detection and enhancement in peripheral vision (Current Term Now Closed)
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 (Current Term Now Closed)
(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 (Current Term Now Closed)
Karsten Gronert, Professor
(1) Role of protective lipid mediators in privileged inflammatory/reparative response of the eye. (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Mass Spectrometry-based lipidomic analysis (Current Term Now Closed)
Dennis Levi, Professor
(1) Mechanisms of normal and amblyopic spatial vision (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Neural correlates of superior attentional abilities following video game training (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Recovery of 3D-depth perception for patients with degraded vision (amblyopia) (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Recovering stereopsis in adults through 3D Virtual Reality perceptual training (Current Term Now Closed)
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 (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Using semi-automated image analysis to classify the output neurons of the human retina (Current Term Now Closed)
Michael Silver, Professor
(1) Individual differences in visual perception following cholinergic enhancement (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Prediction’s role in perceptual selection during binocular rivalry (Current Term Now Closed)
(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 (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Designing more natural visual stimuli to probe the function of retinal circuits (Current Term Now Closed)
Christine Wildsoet, Professor
(1) Why and how to eyes become myopic or short-sighted? (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Myopia development in young guinea pigs and influence of intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering drugs on myopia progression and related pathology. (Current Term Now Closed)
(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. (Full- no new appr needed)
(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. (Full- no new appr needed)