Corneal Inflammation, Lymph/Blood Vascular Biology, Immunology, Transplantation

Visual neurophysiology; Computational neurosciences

The Effect of Neural Activity on the Assembly of Neural Circuits

Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Disease

Gene therapy, inherited retinal degeneration, neurobiology of photoreceptors, signal transducing intermediates in the visual system

Microbiology, immunology, infectious disease, corneal and tear physiology

Molecular mechanisms for eye development and disease

Intrinsic Protective Circuits in Ocular Inflammatory, Immune and Wound Healing Responses

Measuring and controlling neural activity in the retina

Ocular Surface Physiology

Laser spectroscopy to study excited-state reaction dynamics in photoactive proteins and to develop novel microfabricated chemical and biochemical analysis devices..

Molecular and Cellular Laboratory

Retinal neurobiology and neurophysiology, retinal degeneration

Surface and colloid science technology

Visual neuroscience, structure and function of retinal circuits, computational modeling

Eye growth regulation, refractive development and myopia (short-sightedness) – application of molecular & neurobiology, advanced imaging, and tissue engineering tools towards understanding mechanisms & developing novel therapies.