Professor of Ophthalmology
Bioinformatics; Biophysical Modeling; Computational Drug Discovery; Drug Design; Drug Development; Drug Discovery; Electrophysiology; Gene Delivery; Gene Expression; Gene Therapy; Gene Therapy; Imaging In Vivo; Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Membrane Biophysics; Metalloenzymes; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular diagnostics; Molecular genetics; Multimodal Imaging Technology; Nanoparticles; Neurodegenerative disorders; Ophthalmology; Pathophysiology; Pediatric Ophthalmology; Protein Folding; Retina; Retina – retinal disease and therapy; RNA; Transcription and Translation; Vision science
I am a Clinician Scientist working in the field of hereditary retinal and macular degenerations. I direct a regional referral service for these diseases at the Ross Eye Institute. My NIH- and VA-funded laboratory is focused on the development of gene-based and nucleic acid therapeutics for hereditary retinal degenerations and common age-related macular degeneration.