Journal of Ocular Biology

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Nabil M Jabbour
Dr. Nabil M Jabbour

is a Professor, Chief & Fellowship Program Director of Vitreous & Retina Service at West Virginia University Eye Institute, USA. He specializes in Ophthalmology with expertise in retinal surgery, retinal disorders and vitrectomy.

Dr. Robert L Peiffer
Dr. Robert L Peiffer

is Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology and Pathology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His research interests include comparative ocular pathology; comparative ophthalmology with focus on glaucoma, oncology, and cataract; and ocular toxicology and ophthalmic pharmaceutical development.

Dr. P Vasantha Rao
Dr. P Vasantha Rao

is the Professor of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology at Duke University School of Medicine, USA. His areas of research interests are pathophysiology of cataract and glaucoma, cytoskeletal-based signaling mechanisms, Rho GTPases and their regulatory roles in lens growth and differentiation.

Dr. Barrett Katz
Dr. Barrett Katz

is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and the Francis DeJur Chair in Ophthalmology at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA. As a neuro-ophthalmologist, his clinical expertise is in treatment of optic nerve diseases, unusual eye movements, and ocular manifestations of systemic diseases.

Dr. Peter Gouras
Dr. Peter Gouras

serves as the Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University, USA. His research interests involve anatomical and physiological studies of the retina and visual system, which includes electron microscopy and electrophysiology. He had emphasized translational research in which methodology and concepts from basic science can be applied to clinical problems.

Dr. Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
Dr. Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan

is a Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He has interests in vision, including Ophthalmic and visual optics, and in visual perceptual phenomena. He also works on mathematical modeling of vision. Other interests include classical optics such as optical system analysis, fiber optics, aberration theory, etc.

Dr. Anuj Chauhan
Dr. Anuj Chauhan

is a Professor of the Graduate Programs in Chemical Engineering and Adjunct faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida, USA. His research focuses on transport in biomedical systems with a focus on Ophthalmology. He has done significant research in devices for ophthalmic drug delivery particularly focusing on contact lenses.

Dr. Mark Willcox
Dr. Mark Willcox

is a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His research interests are on adhesion and biofilm formation of ocular pathogenic microbes, research and development of novel antimicrobial surfaces, proteomic and lipidomic studies of the tear film and contact lenses.

Dr. Bjørn Nicolaissen
Dr. Bjørn Nicolaissen

is a Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, University of Oslo, Norway. His basic and translational research include studies on the photoreceptor-RPE-choroidal interphase; ex vivo transplantation of RPE and of ocular surface epithelium; alterations in ocular cells/tissues induced by ageing, disease, and trauma. His current projects focus on cell/tissue engineering for treatment of ocular disorders.

Dr. John D Bullock
Dr. John D Bullock

is the Professor of Ophthalmology and Clinical Professor of Community Health at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, USA. He had discovered three new causes of blindness and elucidated the etiology and/or description of six different retinopathies.

Dr. Jorge L Alio
Dr. Jorge L Alio

currently serves as the Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at the University Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain. Since the beginning of his professional career, he has been deeply involved in academic and research activities in combination with an intense clinical and surgical practice. His main dedication has been to cataract, cornea and refractive surgery.



J. Vernon Odom
J. Vernon Odom

is the Professor of Ophthalmology at West Virginia University where he heads the West Virginia Lions Visual Function Laboratory. His research has centered on assessment of visual function using electrophysiology and psychophysics in normal and abnormal vision and relating visual function to structure.

Dr. Eric M Shrier
Dr. Eric M Shrier

serves as the Director of Retinal Service and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, USA. His research interests include retinopathy of prematurity, imaging of retinal degeneration and clinical pharmacotherapy for diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Xinjing Wang
Dr. Xinjing Wang

is the Director of NEI DNA Diagnostic Laboratory and the eye GENE program in the OGVFB/NEI/NIH. He was an Associate Director at DNA Diagnostic Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Medical Director at Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota. His area of research is in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Clinical Cytogenetics.

Dr. Imtiaz A Chaudhry
Dr. Imtiaz A Chaudhry

is the Director of Houston Occuloplastics Associates at Memorial Herman Medical Plaza, Texas Medical Center and Associate Chief of Ophthalmology at St. Luke’s Medical Center, USA. His research interests include facial cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, eyelid & orbital trauma, eyelid & orbital oncology, ocular & periocular birth defects and anophthalmic socket orbital anatomy & imaging.

Dr. Alan Stitt
Dr. Alan Stitt

is the McCauley Chair of Experimental Ophthalmology and Director of the Centre for Vision & Vascular Science, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. His research interests include retinal angiogenesis and diabetic retinopathy, with a particular interest in harnessing stem cells for retinal vascular repair.

Dr. Tara Moore
Dr. Tara Moore

is the Head of Vision Science Research at the School of Biomedical Science, University of Ulster and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Division of Molecular Medicine, University of Dundee, UK. Her research and teaching is focused on the ocular surface as they strive toward delivering personalised siRNA based therapies for potentially blinding conditions.

Dr. Bo Huang
Dr. Bo Huang

is currently an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Cornea Service at University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA. He has been selected as one of the best doctors by “Best Doctors in America”. His research interests include ocular surface diseases, bacterial keratitis and autoimmune diseases of the anterior segment.

Dr. Ralph E Gundel
Dr. Ralph E Gundel

serves as an Associate Professor at SUNY State College of Optometry, USA. His areas of expertise include contact lens applications for keratoconus, orthokeratology, presbyopia, as well as post trauma and post surgical applications.

Dr. Denise Hileeto
Dr. Denise Hileeto

is a Clinical Associate Professor and Anatomical Pathologist at the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science, Canada. She specialized in Ophthalmic Pathology at the University of Valladolid in Spain. Her research interests are focused on the histopathology of the eye and ocular adnexa in normal and pathological conditions.

Dr. Pinakin Gunvant Davey
Dr. Pinakin Gunvant Davey

is an Associate Professor at College of Optometry, Western University of Health Sciences, USA. His research interests include corneal biomechanics, developing automated analysis for imaging technology, predicting visual outcomes and pathogenesis and his professional area of interest is in posterior segment diseases particularly glaucoma.

Dr. Francisco J Ascaso
Dr. Francisco J Ascaso

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Zaragoza and in charge of the Vitreoretinal Section, Department of Ophthalmology, “Lozano Blesa” University Clinic Hospital of Zaragoza, Spain. His major areas of interest are Medical retina, Vitreoretinal surgery, Neuroophthalmology and History of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Tatsuya Mimura
Dr. Tatsuya Mimura

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Tokyo Women’s Medical University Medical Center East, Japan. His primary research interest is ocular regeneration, and his clinical subspecialties include medical and surgical treatment of corneal and vitreoretinal diseases.

Dr. Li Wang
Dr. Li Wang

is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Cullen Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, USA. Her research focuses on cornea, cataract and refractive surgery, optics and diagnostic devices.

Dr. Xinhua Shu
Dr. Xinhua Shu

is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Vision Science at the Deaprtment of Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. His research is focused on understanding of the disease mechanisms of retinal degeneration and on development therapeutic strategies to treat patients with retinal diseases.

Dr. Minghao Jin
Dr. Minghao Jin

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Neuroscience Center at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, USA. His research interests include molecular regulatory mechanisms for the visual cycle in normal and diseased eyes and signaling pathways leading to vision impairment and cell death in inherited retinal degenerative diseases.

Dr. Howard S Ying
Dr. Howard S Ying

is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. He specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and ocular motility. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Ying is actively researching oculomotor consequences of amblyopia and retinal neurodegeneration.

Dr. Yassine J Daoud
Dr. Yassine J Daoud

serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in the Division of Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive Surgery Services at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, USA. He specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of corneal disorders including Fuchs dystrophy and keratoconus.

Dr. Ching Yuan
Dr. Ching Yuan

is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences at University of Minneapolis, USA. His research focuses on studying the signaling pathways and pathogenic mechanisms of various ocular disorders including glaucoma, corneal dystrophies, corneal wound healing and fibrosis. His lab revealed that immunoproteasome plays an essential role in the corneal wound healing.

Dr. Yongdong Zhou
Dr. Yongdong Zhou

is an Assistant Professor (Research) of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, USA. His research interests are age related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, retinal light damage and uveitis; Understanding the role of lipid compounds in the treatment of these diseases and the underlying mechanism.

Dr. Kate Keller
Dr. Kate Keller

is a Research Assistant Professor at the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, USA. She studies trabecular meshwork and the homeostatic regulation of intraocular pressure in normal eyes and in glaucoma, with a particular focus on the extracellular matrix.

Dr. Jiangang Wang
Dr. Jiangang Wang

is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, USA. His research interests and expertise include the mechanisms and applications of endogenous neuroprotective pathways in retinitis pigmentosa and glaucoma as well as the association of immune response with retinal neuroprotection.

Dr. Ian Y Wong
Dr. Ian Y Wong

serves as the Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, China. His expertise is in disease related to the retina and vitreous. His areas of research interests are the treatment of age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and also retinal imaging.

Dr. Raymond L M Wong
Dr. Raymond L M Wong

serves as the Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, China. His areas of research interests are the treatment and screening of glaucoma and retinal diseases, with a focus on diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Jiucheng He
Dr. Jiucheng He

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. His current research interests include the molecular and cellular mechanisms of corneal wound healing, the molecular mechanisms of corneal nerve regeneration after injury, and human corneal nerve architecture in normal and diseased conditions.

Dr. Bradford L Tannen
Dr. Bradford L Tannen

is an Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of Ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He specializes in cataract surgery, cornea and external disease. His research interests include surgical techniques related to cataract and corneal surgery, and corneal biomechanics.

Dr. Ghassan Ghorayeb
Dr. Ghassan Ghorayeb

is an Assistant Professor and Vitreoretinal Surgeon in the Department of Ophthalmology at West Virginia University, WV. His clinical interests focus on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, as well as the surgical repair of retinal detachments, macular holes and macular puckers.

Dr. Yi Wei
Dr. Yi Wei

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. His research interests include identifying the biomarkers of corneal and ocular surface in normal and inflammatory conditions, characterizing their roles and molecular/cellular mechanisms in ocular surface epithelial immune and pathogenesis.

Dr. Qizhou Lian
Dr. Qizhou Lian

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Ophthalmology at The University of Hong Kong, China. His research interests are Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. His expertise includes directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (ESC/iPSC) into therapeutically useful cell types for ocular and retinal repairs.

Dr. Mary J Kelley
Dr. Mary J Kelley

serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Casey Eye Institute, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, USA. Her research focuses on glaucoma, intraocular pressure homeostasis, and adult stem cells to treat glaucoma.

Dr. Eric W Hein
Dr. Eric W Hein

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center, USA. He has collaborated on retinopathy of prematurity outcomes research, pediatric glaucoma drug therapy studies and participated in clinical trials with the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigation Group (PEDIG).

Dr. Ian P Conner
Dr. Ian P Conner

is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in glaucoma, cataract, and anterior segment surgery. His research interests are in the study of how glaucoma affects the visual brain and behavior, regenerative technology for treatment of glaucoma and optic nerve diseases, and improvement of glaucoma surgical techniques.

Dr. Paloma Liton
Dr. Paloma Liton

is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology at Duke University, USA. Her research interests are focused on studying the role of the autophagic lysosomal degradative pathway in the physiology and pathophysiology of ocular hypertension and neurodegeneration in glaucoma.

Dr. George D Kymionis
Dr. George D Kymionis

is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Crete, Greece. His research interests include corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin and UV-A, development of new techniques for corneal endothelial transplantation, Femtosecond laser application in corneal, refractive and cataract surgery, evaluation of corneal ectatic disorders and treatment options.

Dr. Diala Abu-Hassan
Dr. Diala Abu-Hassan

is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Jordan. She is interested in vision research generally and glaucoma research specifically. She has been working on the differentiation and transplantation of the induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and other stem cell types in the trabecular meshwork (TM).

Dr. John Nguyen
Dr. John Nguyen

is an Attending Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the West Virginia University Hospital and Consultant Staff at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital. His clinical interests include management of orbital trauma and thyroid eye disease.

Dr. Venkata Chavali
Dr. Venkata Chavali

is a Research Associate in Department of Ophthalmology at University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include developing & characterization of animal models like mouse & zebra fish to study eye pathologies using gene knock-out & transgenic technologies; Understanding role of differential transcriptome expression in ocular disease using Next Generation sequencing technologies.

Dr. Konstantin Galichanin
Dr. Konstantin Galichanin

is a Research Scientist of Ophthalmology in Gullstrand Lab, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University and Medical Doctor at Uddevalla Hospital, Sweden. His main research focuses on gene expression involved in apoptosis during cataract development after in vivo exposure to UVR-B, ocular toxicology and cell imaging.

Dr. Praveen Kumar
Dr. Praveen Kumar

is currently working as Research Associate in Infectious Diseases & Metabolic Disorders Research Lab, Kakatiya University, Warangal, India. His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying susceptibility to complex metabolic diseases including diabetic secondary complications like cataract, retinopathy, neuropathy and nephropathy newer therapies from natural sources for patients with diabetes.