• Ambati Laboratory

    Dr. Ambati hopes to build collaborative research programmes within Moran and on-campus with a view towards continued development of anti-angiogenic agents, understanding the mechanisms of alternative splicing controlling sVEGFR-1, and advancing drug delivery to the eye.

    Bala Ambati, MD, PhD

  • Angelucci Laboratory

    Alessandra Angelucci's research focuses on identifying neuronal circuits that underlie functional properties of neurons in the visual cerebral cortex and, ultimately, visual perception.

    Alessandra Angelucci, MD, PhD

  • Baehr Laboratory

    Dr. Baehr’s laboratory continues the hunt for genes implicated in blinding retinal degenerations using techniques from molecular biology, biochemistry, and neurobiology.

    Wolfgang Baehr, PhD

  • Bernstein Laboratory

    The Bernstein Laboratory explores the biochemistry and biophysics of nutritional interventions against inherited and acquired ocular disorders.

    Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD

  • The DeAngelis Laboratory

    The DeAngelis group has been utilizing a systems-biology-based genomic convergence approach to pinpoint disease causality for AMD.

    Margaret M. DeAngelis, PhD

  • The Hageman Laboratory

    Dr. Hageman's primary research interest over the past 20 years has been directed toward assessment of pathways involved in the etiology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of irreversible worldwide blindness.

    Gregory S. Hageman, PhD

  • The Hartnett Lab

    Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded laboratory that studies mechanisms of normal and aberrant angiogenesis, particularly related to diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, and age-related macular degeneration.

    Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD

  • The David Krizaj Laboratory

    The Krizaj lab is interested in "what makes cells alive". The main research model, the retinal photoreceptor, is a complex and highly specialized sensory neuron whose function is to transform light into electrical impulses.

    David Krizaj, PhD

  • The Mamalis/Werner Laboratory

    We are now studying the causes, prevention, and treatment of posterior capsule opacification and development of IOLs from new soft biomaterials.

    Nick Mamalis, MD

  • The Marc Laboratory

    After 30 years of continuous NIH funding, Dr. Marc’s laboratory now exploits advanced molecular detection, imaging, and computational technologies to produce new, richer visualizations of neurons and how they are connected.

    Robert Marc, PhD

  • The Ning Tian Laboratory

    Neuronal signals are processed in vertebrate CNS through parallel synaptic pathways. These synaptic pathways are formed with distinct cellular and molecular components and, in some cases, regulated by different mechanisms during development.

    Ning Tian, MD, PhD

  • Jun Yang Laboratory

    The research in Dr. Yang’s laboratory is focused on the disease mechanisms and therapeutic treatments for retinal degenerative diseases using mouse models.

    Jun Yang, PhD

  • Vinberg Laboratory

    Frans Vinberg, DSc