Researchers

  • Curcio, Christine A., Ph.D.

    Curcio

    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    aging and age-related macular degeneration — pathogenesis, image validation, and genomics

  • DeCarlo, Dawn K., O.D., MS, MSPH

    DeCarlo

    Director, UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation; Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    low vision rehabilitation, pediatric vision impairment

  • Downs, J. Crawford, Ph.D.

    Downs

    Director, Ocular Biomechanics and Biotransport Program; Vice-chair of Research; Professor

    Areas of Interest
    ocular biomechanics, glaucoma

  • Dreer, Laura, Ph.D.

    dreer

    Director, Psychological & Neuropsychology Clinical Research Services; Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    adjustment to chronic health conditions; development of health promotion interventions for patients and family caregivers

  • Fazio, Massimo Antonio, Ph.D.

    Fazio

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest

    investigating intraocular pressure (IOP) and structural changes in the eye in relationship to age, race, and ocular diseases like glaucoma 
  • Gamlin, Paul D., Ph.D.

    Gamlin

    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    neural control of eye movements, retinal and central visual processing, circadian rhythms and autonomic control of the eye

  • Girkin, Christopher A., M.D., MSPH

    Girkin

    EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Chair; Chief Medical Officer, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital

    Areas of Interest
    glaucoma, complex cataracts

  • Grytz, Rafael, Ph.D.

    Grytz

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    growth and remodeling mechanisms in myopia, keratoconus, and glaucoma

  • Kwon, MiYoung, Ph.D.

    kwon

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    form perception and eye movements in the presence of eye disorders; perceptual learning and brain plasticity

  • Mason, John O., M.D.

    Mason

    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and surgical management of diseases of the vitreous, retina, macula, and choroid

  • McGwin, Gerald, M.S., Ph.D.

    McGwin

    Professor; Associate Director, Clinical Research Unit

    Areas of Interest
    epidemiology

  • Nagia, Lina, D.O.

    Nagia

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    neuro-ophthalmic diseases

  • Owsley, Cynthia, Ph.D., MSPH

    Owsley

    Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology; Vice Chair of Research Administration; Director, Clinical Research Unit; Professor

    Areas of Interest
    aging-related vision impairment and eye disease; vision and driving; improving eye care access and quality for underserved, vulnerable populations

  • Read, Russell W., M.D., Ph.D.

    Read

    Max and Lorayne Cooper Professor for Ophthalmology; Residency Training Director; Uveitis/Ocular Inflammatory Disease Service

    Areas of Interest
    ocular inflammatory diseases, including uveitis, iritis, and scleritis; role of complement in ocular diseases

  • Rhodes, Lindsay, M.D.

    Rhodes

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    cataract surgery, medical and surgical management of adult glaucoma, clinical research

  • Samuels Brian C., M.D., Ph.D.

    Samuels

    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

    Areas of Interest
    medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma including laser therapy; comprehensive ophthalmology including cataract surgery; research and development of glaucoma devices; role of the central nervous system in the development and progression of glaucoma

  • Vaphiades, Michael S., D.O.

    Vaphiade

    Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Electrophysiology Services; Professor

    Area of Interest
    neuro-ophthalmology

  • Wang, Shu-Zhen, Ph.D.

    Wang

    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    age-related macular degeneration

  • Witherspoon, C. Douglas, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Witherspoon2012

    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    vitreoretinal surgery, ocular trauma, microsurgical instrument development and translational research/retinal gene therapy

  • Zhang, Yuhua, Ph.D.

    Zhang

    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    adaptive optics high-resolution retinal imaging; age-related macular degeneration