Department of Ophthalmology
Basic Science Faculty

Joseph Besharse

Joseph C. Besharse, MA, PhD, FARVO

Marjorie & Joseph Heil Professor in Ophthalmology
Research Director, the Eye Institute
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Joseph Carroll, PhD

Joseph Carroll, PhD, FARVO

Richard O. Schultz, MD / Ruth Works Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Director Advanced Ocular Imaging Program
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Iris Kassem, MD, PhD

Iris S. Kassem, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Pediatric Ophthalmology Service
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Daniel M. Lipinski, MSc, Dphil

Daniel M. Lipinski, MSc, DPhil

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy
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Vision Research Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Edgar A. DeYoe, PhD
Professor of Radiology and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Associate Professor of Biophysics

Brian A. Link, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology Neurobiology & Anatomy, and Ophthalmology

Elena Semina, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, and Ophthalmology

D.J. Sidjanin, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell Biology Neurobiology & Anatomy

W. Karol Subczynski, PhD DSc
Professor of Biophysics

Sally S. Twining, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry, and Ophthalmology

Margaret Wong-Riley, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology Neurobiology & Anatomy


Adjunct Professors

Janis T. Eells, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, and Professor of Biomedical Sciences (at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Dana Merriman, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, and Professor of Biology, Physiology and Neuroscience (at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)

William J. O'Brien, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology

Hao Zhang, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (at Northwestern University)


Emeritus Professors

Janice M. Burke, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology

Contact Us

Eye Institute, Froedtert Hospital
925 N. 87th St.
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 955-2020
(414) 955-6300 (Fax)
Maps & Directions

Vision Research at the Eye Institute

  • Office of Clinical and Translational Research
    Vesper Williams Email
    (414) 955-7862

  • Advanced Ocular Imaging Program
    AOIP Email
    (414) 955-2647