Vision Research Group

The University of Virginia Vision Research Group (VRG) is comprised of those in the University of Virginia community who are actively engaged in vision research. The group is intended to encourage discussion and collaboration among visual researchers.

Sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology, participants include members of the Departments of Biology, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Plastic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology and Psychiatry. Senior researchers are encouraged to bring their laboratory teams and clinical departments are encouraged to invite trainees of all levels . The group meets on a regular, bi-monthly basis.

Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD

Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD

Vernah Scott Moyston Professor & Chair
Glaucoma
Department of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jayakrishna Ambati, MD

Jayakrishna Ambati, MD

Dupont Guerry, III, Professor & Vice Chair for Research
Director for the Center for Advanced Vision Science
Retina & Research
Department of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian P. Conway, M.D

Brian P. Conway, M.D

Brian Conway, MD

Professor
Retina
Department of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Paul Yates

Paul A. Yates, MD, PhD

Paul A. Yates, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Retina
Department of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Gelfand, PhD

Bradly D. Gelfand, PhD

Assistant Professor
Research, Center for Advanced Vision Science
Department of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nagaraj Kerur, PhD, MS, DVM

Nagaraj Kerur, PhD, MS, DVM

Assistant Professor
Research, Center for Advanced Vision Science
Department of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zeynel A. Karcioglu, MD

Zeynel A. Karcioglu, MD

Professor
Ocular Pathology & Oncology
Department of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gordon Laurie

Laurie, Gordon W.

Role of Prosecretory Mitogen 'Lacritin' in Epithelial Homeostasis, Secretion and Innate Defense

Ignacio Provencio

Provencio, Ignacio

The Role of Melanopsin Retinal Ganglion Cells in the Photic Regulation of Mammalian Circadian Rhythms

Jonathan Kipnis

Kipnis, Jonathan

Neuroimmunology and glia biology in cognition, neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration

Shayn Peirce-Cottler

Peirce-Cottler, Shayn M.

Tissue Engineering and Regeneration, Computational Systems Biology, Vascular Growth and Remodeling, Stem Cell Therapies

Robert Grainger

Grainger, Robert M.

Molecular embryology--gene regulation in cells committed to specific developmental lineages

Daniel Cox

Cox, Daniel J.

Diabetes: hypoglycemia, cognitive deficits, driving; Pediatrics: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), encopresis, enuresis,; driving impairment with acute and chronic medical conditions