Faculty in Ocular Biology

  • Marina Gorbatyuk, PhD

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    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

  • Safal Khanal, OD, PhD, FAAO

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    Assistant Professor

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    (205) 934-4558
    Office Location: HPB 526

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

    Teaching/research interests:Eye growth regulation and refractive development; retinal, choroidal, and cortical defocus signaling mechanisms; myopia development, progression, and control; visual electrophysiology; ocular imaging

  • Timothy W. Kraft, PhD

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    Professor
    Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

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    (205) 975-2885
    Office location: VH 346

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

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    Professor
    Senior Associate Vice President for Research

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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

  • 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, FBCLA

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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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    Professor
    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