Alfredo Dubra, PhD

Alfredo Dubra, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy
co-director, aoip

Advanced Ocular Imaging Program
Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology
Medical College of Wisconsin
925 N 87th St
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

Phone: (414) 955-8457
Fax: (414) 955-6690
Email Dr. Dubra
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Current Research Interests

My long term interest is the visualization of retinal structure and function to improve the diagnosing and understanding of eye disease.  We pursue this goal through the incorporation of techniques and technology from optics, astronomy, image processing, electrical engineering and biomedical engineering.  Currently, most of my focus is on the search for biomarkers for early detection and progression monitoring of glaucoma and other neurodegenerative diseases.


Undergraduate: BS, Physics, National University, Uruguay
Graduate: MS, Physics, National University, Uruguay
               PhD, Physics, Imperial College London, UK

Brief Biographical Information

I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where I had strabismus surgery, eye patching for treating amblyopia and started wearing eye glasses.  This ultimately drove me to a career in the study of vision and eye disease, via physics and applied optics training in Uruguay and the UK.  A post-doctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. David Williams at the University of Rochester and a Burroughs Wellcome Fund CASI award allowed me to start my own research group in 2009 at the Flaum Eye Institute focused on the development of adaptive optics ophthalmic instrumentation.  The desire to maximize the clinical impact of this technology and years of prior collaboration with Dr. Joseph Carroll brought me to the AOIP in 2011.

My favorite structure in the eye

The ones that we cannot see (yet).


Advanced Ocular Imaging Program
Eye Institute
925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-955-AOIP (2647)
Fax: 414-955-6690
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