Research Faculty Labs
The Angelucci Laboratory research focuses on identifying neuronal circuits that underlie functional properties of neurons in the visual cerebral cortex and, ultimately, visual perception.
Afua Oteng Asare's research focuses on pediatric vision health; health services and systems research; health equity and disparities; cost effectiveness analysis; and implementation science.
The Bernstein Laboratory explores the biochemistry and biophysics of nutritional interventions against inherited and acquired ocular disorders.
Monika Fleckenstein's primary research interest centers around degenerative retinal diseases, with a focus on age-related macular degeneration.
The Hwang Laboratory studies how the biochemistry and extracellular matrix structure of the vitreous changes throughout life from childhood through old age.
The Jones Laboratory studies retinal circuitry/connectomics and metabolomics in neural plasticity in retinal disease.
The Krizaj Laboratory 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.
Fiona McDonnell's primary research area is the study of glaucoma, with a special focus in conventional outflow physiology.
The ultimate goal of the Noudoost Laboratory research is an understanding of the neural basis of selective attention and working memory.
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.
The Vinberg Laboratory works to understand mechanisms in the retina that enable vision over a wide range of light intensities and colors, and how these mechanisms are affected in major blinding diseases including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
The research in Jun Yang’s laboratory is focused on the disease mechanisms and therapeutic treatments for retinal degenerative diseases using mouse models.
University of Utah School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Paul S. Bernstein, MD, PhD, Vice Chair of Research
Sydney Gee, Associate Director of Research
Julee LaMothe, Programs Manager
Amanda Peral-Orantes, Administrative Program Coordinator
Barbara Korous, Director of Operations