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  • Brian C. Samuels, MD, PhD

    Brian Samuels, MD, PhD

    Professor; EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Endowed Chair

    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

  • Christine A. Curcio, PhD

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    Professor Emeritus; Director of the AMD Histopathology Lab

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

  • Christopher A. Girkin, MD, MSPH, FACS

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    Professor; Glaucoma Fellowship Director

    Areas of Interest
    pediatric and adult glaucoma, complex cataracts

  • Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH

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

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

  • Douglas Witherspoon, MD, FACS

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    Professor Emeritus

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

  • Gerald McGwin, PhD, MS

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    Professor; Associate Director, Clinical Research Unit

    Areas of Interest

  • J. Crawford Downs, PhD

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    Areas of Interest
    ocular biomechanics, glaucoma

  • John O. Mason, III, MD

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    Associate Professor

    Community Partner
    Retina Consultants of Alabama

  • Laura Dreer, PhD

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    Associate Professor; Director, Psychological & Neuropsychology Clinical Research Services

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

  • Lyne Racette, PhD

    racette web1Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    early detection of glaucoma progression, structure-function relationship and racial differences in glaucoma, adherence to glaucoma treatment

  • Maria B. Grant, MD

    grant web1Professor; Eivor and Alston Callahan, MD, Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology

    Areas of Interest
    stem cells for repair and regeneration

  • Massimo A. Fazio, PhD

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    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    investigating intraocular pressure (IOP) and structural changes in the eye in relationship to age, race, and ocular diseases like glaucoma

  • Michael E. Boulton, PhD

    boulton web copyProfessor

    Areas of Interest
    using cell and molecular approaches to better understand retinal aging and the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

  • Michael S. Vaphiades, DO

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    Professor; Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Electrophysiology Services

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  • Paul D. Gamlin, PhD

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    Professor; White-McKee Endowed Professor of Ophthalmology; Director of Basic and Translational Research 

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

  • Rafael Grytz, PhD

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    Associate Professor; Dennis Endowed Professor of Glaucoma Research

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

  • Russell Read, MD, PhD

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    Community Partner
    Retina Consultants of Alabama

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