11 Faculty/Mentors

Optometry

Lu Chen, Professor
(1) Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Blood and Lymphatic Vessel Formation (Current Term Now Closed)
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 (Full- no new appr needed)
(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. (Full- no new appr needed)
(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 (Full- no new appr needed)
Nancy McNamara, Professor
(1) The Pathogenesis of Dry Eye in Patients with Autoimmune Disease (Current Term Now Closed)
Teresa Puthussery, Professor
(1) Studying the impact of photoreceptor degeneration on retinal synapses (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Using semi-automated image analysis to classify the output neurons of the human retina (Full- no new appr needed)
Michael Silver, Professor
(1) Individual differences in visual perception following cholinergic enhancement (Full- no new appr needed)
(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 (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Designing more natural visual stimuli to probe the function of retinal circuits (Full- no new appr needed)
Christine Wildsoet, Professor
(1) Why eyes become myopic or short-sighted? Understanding changes in the periphery of the eye during normal and abnormal (e.g., myopic) eye growth. (Current Term Now Closed)
(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. (Current Term Now Closed)