Vision Science Graduate Program

  • Claudio Busettini, PhD, DrEng

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    Associate Professor
    Co-Director, Vestibular-Oculomotor Research Clinic

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    (205) 934-2601
    Office location: HPB 444

    Teaching/research interests: Anatomy, physiology and pathology of eye movements to professional and undergraduate/graduate students.

  • Jianzhong Chen, PhD

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    Assistant Professor

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    (205) 934-8230
    Office location: VH 390E

    Teaching/research interests: Ocular Surface

  • Timothy Gawne, PhD

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    Associate Professor

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    (205) 934-5495
    Office location: HPB 514

    Teaching/research interests: Information processing in the nervous system; retinal signal processing and the development of myopia ("emmetropization"), cerebral cortical dynamics and schizophrenia; science fiction and AI.

  • Marina Gorbatyuk, PhD

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    Associate Professor

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    (205) 943-6762
    Office location: VH 443

    Teaching/research interests:VS 112 Physiology of the Eye; VS 745 Biology and Pathology of the Posterior Segment

  • Timothy W. Kraft, PhD

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    Professor
    Interim Associate Dean for Research

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    (205) 975-2885
    Office location: VH 346

  • Lei Liu, PhD, FAAO

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    Associate Professor

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    (205) 996-6627
    Office location: HPB 502

    Teaching/research interests: Binocular vision, eye movement, visual function assessment, low vision rehabilitation

  • Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO

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    Professor
    Associate Vice President for Research and Professor

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    (205) 975-3497
    Office location: AB 714 and HPB 502

    Teaching/research interests: Anterior segment, cornea, contact lenses, dry eye disease, meibomian gland disease

  • Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO

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    Dean

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    (205) 975-9935
    Office location: HPB, Dean Suite room 121A

    Teaching/research interests: Dry Eye Disease

  • Thomas T. Norton, PhD, FAAO

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    Professor Emeritus

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    (205) 934-6742
    Office location: HPB 513

  • Steven J. Pittler, PhD, FARVO, FAAO

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    Professor
    Director, Vision Science Research Center

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    (205) 934-6744
    Office location: VH 375B

    Teaching/research interests: Teaching: Biochemistry, Genetics, Ocular System, Posterior Segment
    Research: Retina, Photoreceptors, Phototransduction, Transgenic Mice, Gene Editing, Translational Genetics

  • Andrew D. Pucker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FSLS

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    Assistant Professor

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    Office location: HPB 527

    Schedule a UAB Eye Care Appointment: (205) 975-2020

    Teaching/research interests: Contact lenses, dry eye, and myopia

  • Lawrence Sincich, PhD

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    Associate Professor
    Interim Director of the Graduate Program

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    (205) 975-3446
    Office location: SHEL 911

    Teaching/research interests: VIS 456/756 Visual Neuroscience

  • Om P. Srivastava, PhD

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    Professor

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    (205) 975-7630
    Office location: HPB 437