Jami M. Gurley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Ophthalmology

Special Interests

  • Retinal blood vessel dysfunction as it relates to diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration



  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences / Dean McGee Eye Institute, Dr. Michael H. Elliott’s laboratory



Jami M. Gurley, PhD, was appointed as an assistant professor of research in the University of Oklahoma (OU) Department of Ophthalmology in April 2022. Dr. Gurley is a native of Oklahoma and earned her bachelor of science degree at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the OU Health Sciences (OUHS). Dr. Gurley is a member of Women in Eye and Vision Research and has served as president of OUHS’ Postdoctoral Association.


Research Summary

From a research standpoint, Dr. Gurley is interested in understanding the early stages of vascular breakdown that occur with microvascular diseases of the retina.