Faculty Profiles

Blader, Ira

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Eukaryotic Pathogenesis; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Signal Transduction; Vision science
Cotter, John

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Vision science
Farkas, Michael

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Eukaryotic Pathogenesis; Gene Expression; Gene therapy; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; RNA; Stem Cells; Vision science
Fliesler, Steven

PhD

Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor, Vice-Chair and Director of Research

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Regulation of metabolism; Transgenic organisms; Vision science
Ionita, Ciprian

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cardiovascular Disease; Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology - Radiology; Radiological Physics; Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Vision science
Mu, Xiuqian

MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular genetics; Stem Cells; Transcription and Translation; Transgenic organisms; Vision science
Parker, Mark

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure; Transgenic organisms; Vision science
Patel, Sangita

MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cornea & External Disease; Ophthalmology; Vision science
Reynolds, James

MD

Professor & Chairman

Specialty/Research Focus: Ophthalmology; Retina; Pediatric Ophthalmology; Pathophysiology; Vision science
Zhang, Sarah

MD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Ophthalmology; Retina; Apoptosis and cell death; Gene Expression; Gene therapy; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Protein Folding; Regulation of metabolism; Signal Transduction; Vision science