Chris M. Skumatz

Chris M. Skumatz

Research Associate

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

Phone: (414) 955-2008
Fax: (414) 955-6690
Email Chris

My role in the AOIP

I provide support to all aspects of the AOIP; human subject research, animal adaptive optics, data processing and day-to-day operations. I am captivated by imaging and I’m especially interested in the advances being made in adaptive optics.


Undergraduate: BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Brief Biographical Information

I was born, raised and educated in southeastern Wisconsin. After college I briefly worked in a contract laboratory and left it for the more creative, stimulating investigations of academic research. I worked for 26 years in a basic science research lab at the Eye Institute. Most recently we were studying the role melanosomes in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) have in protecting the RPE from the effects of oxidative stress. The Advanced Ocular Imaging Program appeals to me because of the more direct connection between clinical research and improvements in health care. Here I can blend my research background with my desire to help people.

My favorite structure in the eye

The beautiful, honeycomb Retinal Pigment Epithelium


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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