Our Researchers

Our researchers are dedicated to saving sight through discovery. As one of the leading research institutions for glaucoma and other blinding diseases, we are proud that our work impacts so many.

Leaders in vision research.

Mark Banghart

Assoc Researcher

Mark Banghart
Barbara A. Blodi, MD

Barbara A. Blodi, MD

Professor, Medical Director of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center

Barbara A. Blodi
Yasmin S. Bradfield, MD

Yasmin S. Bradfield, MD

Dr. John Doolittle Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Co-Chair International Ophthalmology Committee

Yasmin S. Bradfield
Curtis R. Brandt, PhD

Curtis R. Brandt, PhD

UW Medical Foundation Professor; Vice Chair of Research

Curtis R. Brandt
Cat N. Burkat, MD, FACS

Cat N. Burkat, MD, FACS

Professor, ASOPRS Fellowship Faculty, Co-Chair International Ophthalmology Committee

Cat N. Burkat
Yanjun (Judy) Chen, MD, PhD

Yanjun (Judy) Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Yanjun (Judy) Chen
Karen J. Cruickshanks, PhD

Karen J. Cruickshanks, PhD

Professor

Karen J. Cruickshanks
Amitha Domalpally, MD, PhD

Amitha Domalpally, MD, PhD

Ophthalmologist; Research Director of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center

Amitha Domalpally
Ryan J. Donahue

Ryan J. Donahue

T32 Vision Research Trainee, Research Assistant

rjdonahue@wisc.edu

Ryan J. Donahue
Sarah Ferguson, BS

Sarah Ferguson, BS

Research Associate

Sarah Ferguson
David M. Gamm, MD, PhD

David M. Gamm, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Emmett A. Humble Distinguished Director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute

David M. Gamm
Justin L. Gottlieb, MD

Justin L. Gottlieb, MD

Professor

Justin L. Gottlieb

Joshua A. Grosser

Associate Research Specialist

Joshua A. Grosser

Jenna Gustafson

Associate Research Specialist

Jenna Gustafson
Mrinalini Hoon, PhD

Mrinalini Hoon, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mrinalini Hoon
Ronald E. Kalil, PhD

Ronald E. Kalil, PhD

Professor

Ronald E. Kalil
Paul L. Kaufman, MD

Paul L. Kaufman, MD

Ernst H. Bárány Professor of Ocular Pharmacology, Department Chair Emeritus

Paul L. Kaufman
Barbara E. K. Klein, MD, MPH

Barbara E. K. Klein, MD, MPH

Professor

Barbara E. K. Klein

Sarah Lamartina

Research Specialist

Sarah Lamartina
Michael J. Landowski, PhD

Michael J. Landowski, PhD

T32 Vision Research Trainee

landowski@wisc.edu

Michael J. Landowski
Yao Liu, MD, MS

Yao Liu, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Yao Liu

Loren J. Lock

Assistant Researcher

Loren J. Lock
Mark J. Lucarelli, MD, FACS

Mark J. Lucarelli, MD, FACS

Program Director, Richard K. Dortzbach Professor of Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery

Mark J. Lucarelli
Julie A. Mares, PhD, MSPH

Julie A. Mares, PhD, MSPH

Professor

Julie A. Mares
Colleen M. McDowell, PhD

Colleen M. McDowell, PhD

Assistant Professor

cmmcdowell@wisc.edu

Colleen M. McDowell
Gillian McLellan, PhD, BVMS

Gillian McLellan, PhD, BVMS

Associate Professor

Gillian McLellan

Brianna C. Miller

ASSOC ADMIN PRGM SPEC

Brianna C. Miller
Mihai Mititelu, MD, MPH

Mihai Mititelu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Medical Director of the Clinical Eye Research Unit

Mihai Mititelu

Anne E. Mosher

Senior Research Specialist

Anne E. Mosher

Philip Mzyk

Research Associate

Philip Mzyk
Donna M. Neumann, PhD

Donna M. Neumann, PhD

Associate Professor

dneumann3@wisc.edu

Donna M. Neumann
Robert W. Nickells, PhD

Robert W. Nickells, PhD

Frederick A. Davis Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Professor

Robert W. Nickells
T. Michael Nork, MD, MS, FARVO

T. Michael Nork, MD, MS, FARVO

Professor

T. Michael Nork

Tanisha E. Perlmutter

Associate Research Specialist

Tanisha E. Perlmutter
Nader Sheibani, PhD

Nader Sheibani, PhD

Professor

Nader Sheibani

Austin Staudinger

Associate Research Specialist

Austin Staudinger
Kimberly E. Stepien, MD

Kimberly E. Stepien, MD

Associate Professor; Director of the Adult Inherited Retinal Degeneration Clinic; Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs; Co-Director of Ocular Genetics Program

Kimberly E. Stepien
Michael C. Struck, MD

Michael C. Struck, MD

Professor

Michael C. Struck
Christina Thomas-Virnig, PhD

Christina Thomas-Virnig, PhD

Translational Research Facilitator

clthoma1@wisc.edu

Christina Thomas-Virnig
Terri L. Young, MD, MBA, FARVO

Terri L. Young, MD, MBA, FARVO

Peter A. Duehr Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics; Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Terri L. Young

Liqian Zhu

Research Associate

Liqian Zhu