Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the Eye Institute
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Vision Scientists

The Medical College of Wisconsin vision science team is led by 12 faculty researchers, including five who work right alongside faculty physicians at the Eye Institute. Their diverse research interests mean MCW is home to a wide array of research resources.

Over the past 40 years, the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute has developed its Vision Science Research into a solid platform for innovation, collaboration and discovery. Vision research continues to grow not only within the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, but also throughout the vision science community we have shaped on campus, allowing the Medical College of Wisconsin to be a leader in vision research.

Vision Science Faculty

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Joseph Carroll, PhD

Richard O. Schultz, MD / Ruth Works Professor of Ophthalmology Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy Director, Advanced Ocular Imaging Program

jcarroll@mcw.edu

(414) 955-2052

High-resolution retinal imaging & structure-function relationships in the human retina

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Ross Collery, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy

rcollery@mcw.edu

(414) 955-8457

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Daniel M. Lipinski, MSc, DPhil

Research Director; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy

dlipinski@mcw.edu

(414) 955-2062

Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV)-mediated gene therapy, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal disease (e.g., Retinitis pigmentosa), age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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Elena Semina, PhD

Marjorie and Joseph Heil Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences; Professor, Pediatrics; Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy

esemina@mcw.edu

(414) 955-4996

Vision Research Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Robert F. Cooper, PhD

Assistant Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering; Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

robert.cooper@marquette.edu

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Adam Greenberg, PhD

Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education, MCW Graduate School; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences; Director of the Sensory Neuroscience, Attention, and Perception Laboratory

agreenb@mcw.edu

Adjunct Professors

Murray H. Brilliant, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, and Director of the Center for Human Genetics (at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation) 

Alfredo Dubra, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology (at Stanford University)

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

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

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

Benjamin Sajdak, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Biology (at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh) and Director of Emerging Animal Models (at Fauna Bio)

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

Professors Emeriti

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Joseph Besharse, PhD, FARVO

Professor Emeritus

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Sally Twining, PhD

Emeritus Professor