Vision Research Programs

The nationally renowned physicians and basic scientists at DMEI conduct an active program of research into the mechanisms and treatments of eye disease. Currently, research is underway into problems of endophthalmitis, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, intraocular tumors, mechanisms of retinal degeneration, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, and inflammation and viral infections of the cornea.


Dr. Michelle C. Callegan serves as the Director of Vision Research for the Dean McGee Eye Institute and the OU Department of Ophthalmology.


For more information on the OU Vision Research Program click the link provided.


Research Faculty

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* Martin-Paul Agbaga, PhD
Assistant Professor



*  Robert E. Anderson, MD, PhD
James P. Luton Prof.
George Lynn Cross Research Prof.


 * Lea D. Bennett, PhD
Assistant Professor


*  Steve Brush
Research Instructor






*  Michelle C. Callegan, PhD
Dean A. McGee Prof.
George Lynn Cross Research Prof.
Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Prof.


* Daniel J.J. Carr, PhD
Stanton L. Young Prof.
George Lynn Cross Research Prof.

* Yan Chen, PhD
Associate Professor


* Phillip S. Coburn, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research



*  Michael H. Elliott, PhD, FARVO
Associate Professor of Research



Kevin K. Fuller, PhD
Assistant Professor



* Dimitrios Karamichos, PhD
W. Stanley Muenzler Professor in Corneal Disease



* Darren J. Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor



Sun Young Lee, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Clinician Scientist



Feng Li, MD, MPH, MS
Research Instructor



* Raju V.S. Rajala, PhD
M.G. McCool Professor



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