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Research Faculty

Research

The research we do at Casey is conducted by a diverse group of health professionals whose multi-disciplinary backgrounds bring a wealth of information to the institute's resources. You can find individual faculty members by their specialty in the list below.

Research Faculty

Name Research Interests Category
Ted Acott, Ph.D
Research Professor
Glaucoma
Molecular etiology of glaucoma
Basic
Grazyna Adamus, Ph.D
Professor
Inflammatory disease; Uveitis
Paraneoplastic syndrome and autoimmunity
Basic, Translational

Winston Chamberlain, M.D. Ph.D
Assistant Professor

Cornea
Inflammatory response, laser methods

Clinical

Michael F. Chiang, M.D.
Professor
Lab website

Biomedical Informatics; Pediatrics
Imaging, informatics, ROP

Translational, Clinical

Pei-Wen (John) Chiang, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Lab website

Genetics
Molecular diagnostics
Basic, Translational
Roger Dailey, M.D.
Professor
Oculoplastics
Endoscpic surgery, laser surgery
Thyroid associated orbitopathy
Clinical

Beth Edmunds, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor

Glaucoma
Glaucoma surgery, optic nerve
Clinical
Julie Falardeau, M.D.
Associate Professor
Neuro-ophthalmology
Imaging, optic neuritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension
Clinical

Christina Flaxel, M.D.
Professor

Retina
Age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy
Clinical
Frederick T. Fraunfelder, M.D.
Professor
Cornea, Oncology
Ocular pharmacology and toxicology
Clinical
William Hills, O.D., M.D.
Assistant Professor
Neuro-ophthalmology
Clinical research, visual field defects
Clinical
David Huang, M.D., Ph.D
Professor
Lab website
Cornea; Retina
Imaging, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Translational, Clinical
Elaine Johnson, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Glaucoma
Neurobiology of glaucoma, animal models of glaucoma
Basic
Daniel J. Karr, M.D.
Professor
Pediatrics
Strabismus
Clinical
Kate E. Keller, Ph.D
Research Assistant Professor

Glaucoma
Glaucoma pathophysiology, extracellular matrix

Basic
Mary Kelley, Ph.D
Research Assisant Professor 
Glaucoma
Molecular etiology of glaucoma
Basic
Michael L. Klein, M.D.
Professor
Retina
Genetics of macular degeneration
Basic, Translational, Clinical
Andreas K. Lauer, M.D.
Associate Professor

Retina
Clinical trials, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration
Graduate medical education

Clinical
Ellen J. Lee, O.D., Ph.D
Research Assistant Professor
Inflammatory disease
Animal models of uveitis
Basic, Translational

Phoebe Lin, M.D., Ph.D
Assistant Professor

Inflammatory disease; Uveitis
Mechanisms and therapeutic targets in uveitis
Basic, Translational, Clinical
Tammy Martin, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Inflammatory disease; Uveitis
Animal models of uveitis, genetics of uveitis
Basic, Translational
William D. Mathers, M.D.
Professor
Cornea
Dry eye, contact lenses, genetics
Basic, Translational, Clinical
Trevor McGill, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Retinitis Pigmentosa

Age- related Macular Degeneration

Translational
John C. Morrison, M.D.
Professor
Glaucoma
Animal models of glaucoma
Basic, Translational, Clinical
John Ng, M.D.
Associate Professor
Oculoplastics
Facial trauma, orbital reconstruction, implants
Clinical

Mark E. Pennesi, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Lab website

Genetics; Retina
Retinal dystrophies, serotonin receptors in retinal degenerations
Basic, Translational, Clinical
Teresa Puthussery, O.D., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Lab website
Retinal circuitry, neurotransmission, retinal degeneration, electrophysiology  Basic
Stephen Planck, Ph.D.
Professor
Inflammatory disease; Uveitis
Regulation of ocular inflammation, microbiome effects
Basic, Translational
Leah Reznick, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics
Amblyopia, Strabismus
Clinical
James T. Rosenbaum, M.D.
Professor
Inflammatory disease; Uveitis
Animal models of uveitis, molecular imaging
Basic, Translational, Clinical
Holly Rosenzweig, Ph.D
Research Assistant Professor
Inflammatory disease; Uveitis
Animal models of uveitis
Basic, Translational
Alison Skalet, M.D., Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Genetics; Oncology; Retina
Clinical trials
Translational, Clinical
Travis Smith, Ph.D
Research Assistant Professor
Retina
Imaging
Translational, Clinical
Eric B. Suhler, M.D., MPH 
Associate Professor
Inflammatory disease: Uveitis
Clinical trials, uveitis
Clinical
Allison Summers, OD
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics
Amblyopia, strabismus, imaging
Clinical
Hana Takusagawa, MD
Assistant Professor
Glaucoma
Imaging, glaucoma surgery
Clinical
W. Rowland Taylor, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Lab website
Retina
Modeling, electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry
Retinal circuitry, synaptic function
Basic
Shandiz Tehrani, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Glaucoma
Molecular mechanism of optic neuropathy
Basic, Translational, Clinical

Janice Vranka, Ph.D
Research Assistant Professor

Glaucoma
Molecular mechanisms of glaucoma
Basic
Richard G. Weleber, M.D.
Professor
Genetics
Retinal dystrophies, electrophysiology, clinical trials
Basic, Translational, Clinical
Lorri Wilson, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics
Amblyopia, strabismus
Clinical
David J. Wilson, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Retina; Oncology; Pathology
Gene therapy, clinical trials
Translational, Clinical
Kevin Winthrop, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor
Infectious Disease; International Ophthalmology
Mycobacterial disease, opportunistic infections
Clinical
Mary Wirtz, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Genetics; Glaucoma
Glaucoma genetics
Basic, Translational


Affiliated Faculty

Name (Primary Department) Research Interests Category
Neal Barmack Cerebellar microcircuitry Basic

Dongseok Choi, Ph.D
Associate Professor (PHPM)

Biostatistics
Statistical methodological for ophthalmology research
Basic, Translational, Clinical
Larry David, Ph.D
Professor (BMB)
Cataract
Cataract, proteomics
Basic, Translational
Robert Duvoisin, Ph.D
Associate Professor (P&P)
Retina
Glutamate physiology, signal transduction
Basic
David Farrens, Ph.D
AssociateProfessor (BMB)
Retina
Animal models of glaucoma
Basic

Yali Jia, Ph.D
Research Associate Professor

Optical Coherence Tomograhy
Optic neuropathy, choroidal tumors, retinal disease
Basic, Translational
David Johnson, Ph.D
Professor (MMI)
Cornea
Herpes simplex virus spread in ocular disease
Basic, Translational
Kirsten Lampi, Ph.D
Professor (Integrative Biosciences)
Cataract
Lens and cataract pathophysiology
Basic
Catherine W. Morgans, Ph.D
Associate Professor (P&P)
Retina
Synaptic transmission, signal transduction
Basic, Translational
Linda Musil, Ph.D
Associate Professor (BMB)
Cataract
Gap junction physiology, cataract
Basic

Martha Neuringer, Ph.D
Associate Scientist (ORPRC)

Retina
Primate models, AMD, retinal dystrophies
Gene and stem cell therapies

Basic
Michael Powers, M.D.
Associate Professor (Pediatrics)
Pediatrics; Retina
Retinopathy of prematurity, angiogenesis, apoptosis
Basic, Translational, Clinical
David Robinson, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Retina
Processing of visual and circadian information in retina
Basic
Thomas Shearer, Ph.D
Professor (Intergrative Biosciences)
Cataract
Role of calcium-active protease in lens
Basic
Henrique Von Gersdorff, Ph.D
Senior Scientist (Vollum Institute)
Retina
Retinal electrophysiology and circuity
Basic