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Faculty & Staff

Leadership

Krystel Huxlin

Krystel R. Huxlin, Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Research

Administrative Staff

DollieDollie Aiken
Principal Research Administrator

AniaAnia Dworzanski
Assistant Research Grants Administrator

PhanKimanh Phan
Accounting Bookkeeper

Primary Faculty

James Aquavella
Research Interest: Human tear film dynamics and its relationship to clinical dry eye syndrome.
Kristen Bowles Johnson
Research Interest: Adaptive optics imaging of the eye, electrophysiology
Michael Depaolis
Research Interest: Contact lenses, cornea and anterior segment care
David DiLoreto
Research Interest: VEGF trap treatment for age related macular degeneration and Age related eye disease study 2
Steven Feldon
Research Interest: Thyroid-associated eye disease. Cranial nerve palsies, disorders of the optic nerve, visual field loss, and eye movement problems
Matthew Gearinger
Research Interest: Myopia management, pediatric cataract and strabismus clinical trials. Educational innovations in the delivery of didactic sessions, surgical simulations and tele-education.
Mithra Gonzalez
Research Interest: Orbital and facial trauma, disease and congenital anomalies
Jennifer Hunter
Research Interest: Mechanisms of light-induced retinal damage and development of non-invasive fluorescence imaging techniques to study retinal function in healthy and diseased eyes.
Krystel Huxlin
Research Interest: Neural mechanisms of visual recovery after stroke; optical correlates and molecular substrates of corneal wound healing and nerve regeneration; LIRIC
Amy Kiernan
Research Interest: Molecular development of the eye and inner ear; anterior segment dysgenesis (ASD) and developmental glaucoma; congenital deafness and vestibular dysfunction
David Kleinman
Research Interest: The pharmaceutical treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration.
Alex Levin
Research Interest: Ocular Genetics and gene therapy, Children’s Vision Screening, Pediatric Glaucoma, Cataract and uveitis, Ocular manifestations of Child Abuse, Bioethics
Richard Libby
Research Interest: Neurobiology of glaucoma, molecular processes that lead to retinal ganglion cell death.
Scott MacRae
Research Interest: The design of numerous refractive surgical instruments, laser surgery techniques and he holds the patent on a commonly used astigmatism treatment.
William Merigan
Research Interest: Organization of visual cortex in humans and non-human primates
Naveen Mysore
Research Interest: Corneal Dystrophiesm, Dry Eye, Cataracts, Keratitis, Ocular Herpes, Keratoconus, Corneal Trauma, Refractive Error
Robert Ryan
Research Interest: Contact lenses, anterior segment care
Jesse Schallek
Research Interest: Developing technologies to measure blood flow in the living Eye to examine the condition of the retina in health and disease.
Ruchira Singh
Research Interest: Using patient-derived human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to study the molecular mechanism of specific retinal and neurological diseases and applying that knowledge to pharmacologically target certain retinal disorders in patient-derived cells.
Regina Smolyak
Research Interest: Glaucoma research
Tara Vaz
Research Interest: PROSE, keratoconus, severe dry eye, neurotrophic keratitis and corneal dystrophies
Zoe Williams
Research Interest: Hemianopia and optic neuropathy
Collynn Woeller
Research Interest: Understanding the key molecular and cellular pathways involved in eye disease, with a particular focus on Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)
Rachel Wozniak
Research Interest: Pathogenesis of bacterial corneal infections and novel antimicrobial drug discovery
Geunyoung Yoon
Research Interest: Customized vision correction using advanced optical techniques such as wavefront sensor, customized optics and laser refractive surgery

Research Faculty

Kye-Im Jeon
Research Interest: Corneal wound healing, corneal nerve regeneration

Secondary Faculty

Mark Buckley
Research Interest: Viscoelasticity in soft biological tissues; soft tissue aging, disease and repair
Paul Dunman
Research Interest: Antimicrobial drug discovery using pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii: exploiting components of the bacterial RNA metabolism machinery; characterizing prokaryotic ribonucleases; understanding the impact of the host environment on antibiotic resistance and virulence factor expression.
Steven Silverstein
Research Interest: Impairments of perceptual function and organization in schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders, their relationship to symptom emergence (e.g., in terms of altered predictive coding, or altered contextual modulation) and the possibility of performing visual remediation of low- and mid-level visual disturbances in these conditions.
Silvia Sörensen
Research Interest: Human Development and Aging with particular interests in facilitating well-being among vulnerable older adults and their families.
Duje Tadin
Research Interest: Understanding neural mechanisms of human visual perception using psychophysics, brain stimulation and computational modeling. Current work includes the study of vision in stroke, low-vision, TBI, autism, cognitive aging and schizophrenia.
David Williams
Research Interest: The latest optical technology arising from fields such as microscopy and astronomy to address questions about the fundamental limits of human vision as well as the causes of retinal disease.
James Zavislan
Research Interest: Modeling and measuring the coherence properties of returned light through biomedical imaging, material science, remote sensing

Emeritus Faculty

Gary Paige
Research Interest: Gary D. Paige, MD, PhD, was the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Professor and Chair of Neurobiology & Anatomy at the University of Rochester Medical Center, also holding joint appointments in Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Biomedical Engineering, and Brain & Cognitive Science. His research focused on how the brain integrates and plastically adapts sensory inputs from the outside world (visual and auditory) with the internal senses (vestibular and somatosensory) to guide meaningful behavior through a cluttered environment.