Flaum Eye Institute / Research / Faculty & Staff Faculty & Staff Leadership Krystel R. Huxlin, PhD Associate Chair for Research Administrative Staff Dollie Aiken Principal Research Administrator Email Dollie Alejita Trinidad Administrative Assistant Email Alejita Director of Research Imaging Rachel Hollar Email Rachel Primary FacultyResearch FacultySecondary FacultyAdjunct FacultyPrimary FacultyDavid DiLoreto, M.D., Ph.D.Email DavidDiLoretoResearch Interest: VEGF trap treatment for age related macular degeneration and Age related eye disease study 2Steven Feldon, M.D., M.B.A.Email StevenFeldonFeldon LabResearch Interest: Thyroid-associated eye disease. Cranial nerve palsies, disorders of the optic nerve, visual field loss, and eye movement problemsMatthew Gearinger, M.D.Email MatthewGearingerResearch Interest: Myopia management, pediatric cataract and strabismus clinical trials. Educational innovations in the delivery of didactic sessions, surgical simulations and tele-education.Mithra Gonzalez, M.D.Email MithraGonzalezResearch Interest: Orbital and facial trauma, disease and congenital anomaliesKrystel R. Huxlin, Ph.D.Email KrystelHuxlinHuxlin LabResearch Interest: Neural mechanisms of visual recovery after stroke; optical correlates and molecular substrates of corneal wound healing and nerve regeneration; LIRICAmy Kiernan, Ph.D.Email AmyKiernanKiernan LabResearch Interest: Molecular development of the eye and inner ear; anterior segment dysgenesis (ASD) and developmental glaucoma; congenital deafness and vestibular dysfunction Alex Levin, M.D.Email AlexLevinResearch Interest: Ocular Genetics and gene therapy, Children’s Vision Screening, Pediatric Glaucoma, Cataract and uveitis, Ocular manifestations of Child Abuse, BioethicsRichard Libby, Ph.D.Email RichardLibbyLibby LabResearch Interest: Neurobiology of glaucoma, molecular processes that lead to retinal ganglion cell death. Scott MacRae, M.D.Email ScottMacRaeResearch Interest: The design of numerous refractive surgical instruments, laser surgery techniques and he holds the patent on a commonly used astigmatism treatment.Susana Marcos, Ph.D.Email SusanaMarcosMarcos LabAdvanced Retinal Imaging AllianceResearch Interest: The development of imaging techniques for investigation of the human visual system, and the development of new vision correction alternativesJuliette E. McGregor, PhDEmail JulietteMcGregorAdvanced Retinal Imaging AllianceMcGregor LabResearch Interest: Optogenetic and photoreceptor replacement therapies to restore vision to the blind with particular emphasis on the challenges caused by the unusual anatomy and physiology of the fovea. Adaptive optics calcium imaging in the living eye to evaluate restored retinal function at the cellular scale in vivo.William H. Merigan, Ph.D.Email WilliamMeriganMerigan LabResearch Interest: Biological visual restoration; Organization of visual cortex in humans and non-human primatesNaveen Mysore, M.D., Ph.D.Email NaveenMysoreResearch Interest: Corneal Dystrophies, Dry Eye, Cataracts, Keratitis, Ocular Herpes, Keratoconus, Corneal Trauma, Refractive ErrorRajeev S. Ramchandran, M.D., M.B.A.Email RajeevRamchandranResearch Interest: Dr. Ramchandran performs retinal surgeries, laser therapy, intravitreal injections as well as medical retina. His other interests include health policy and economics, telemedicine and international ophthalmology.Jesse Schallek, Ph.D.Email JesseSchallekSchallek LabAdvanced Retinal Imaging AllianceResearch Interest: Developing technologies to measure blood flow in the living Eye to examine the condition of the retina in health and disease. Ruchira Singh, Ph.D.Email RuchiraSinghSingh LabResearch 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, M.D.Email ReginaSmolyakResearch Interest: Glaucoma researchMichael Telias, Ph.D.Email MichaelTeliasTelias LabResearch Interest: Retinal degeneration and maladaptive plasticity in inner retinal circuits.Collynn Woeller, Ph.D.Email CollynnWoellerWoeller LabResearch Interest: Understanding the key molecular and cellular pathways involved in eye disease, with a particular focus on Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)Rachel A. F. Wozniak, M.D., Ph.D.Email RachelWozniakWozniak LabResearch Interest: Pathogenesis of bacterial corneal infections and novel antimicrobial drug discoveryResearch FacultyMatthew Cavanaugh, Ph.D.Email MatthewCavanaughHuxlin LabResearch Interest: Recovery of vision in cortically blind subjects through trainingKye-Im Jeon, Ph.D.Email Kye-ImJeonHuxlin LabResearch Interest: Corneal wound healing, corneal nerve regenerationSecondary FacultyMark Buckley, Ph.D.Email MarkBuckleyBuckley LabResearch Interest: Viscoelasticity in soft biological tissues; soft tissue aging, disease and repairPaul Dunman, Ph.D.Email PaulDunmanDunman LabResearch 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. Brent Johnson, Ph.D.Email BrentJohnsonBrent Johnson LabResearch Interest: Statistical methodology for biomedical and public health applications including semi-parametric and non-parametric methods in missing data problems, measurement error, and survival analysis.Steven M. Silverstein, Ph.D.Email StevenSilversteinCenter for Retina and Brain (CRAB)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, Ph.D.Email SilviaSörensenResearch Interest: Human Development and Aging with particular interests in facilitating well-being among vulnerable older adults and their families.Duje Tadin, Ph.D.Email DujeTadinTadin LabResearch 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 R. Williams, Ph.D.Email DavidWilliamsWilliams LabResearch 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.Zoe Williams, M.D.Email ZoeWilliamsResearch Interest: Hemianopia and optic neuropathyJames Zavislan, Ph.D.Email JamesZavislanZavislan LabResearch Interest: Modeling and measuring the coherence properties of returned light through biomedical imaging, material science, remote sensingAdjunct FacultyJennifer J. Hunter, PhDEmail JenniferHunterHunter LabResearch Interest: Mechanisms of light-induced retinal damage and development of non-invasive fluorescence imaging techniques to study retinal function in healthy and diseased eyes.