Alex Katz is a Research Specialist in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His research interests include the pathophysiology of glaucoma, ocular gene therapy, and presbyopia. He has technical expertise in electrophysiological testing, optical coherence tomography, ocular photography, corneal confocal microscopy, and pachymetry. Through his work at the University and OSOD he has carried out studies involving human subjects as well as a variety of animal models including rodents, felines, canines, rabbits, and non-human primates. In addition to his in vivo work, he is also skilled in a variety of histopathologic techniques. He has been responsible for testing numerous potential ocular therapeutic genes and viral vectors utilizing non-human primate organ-cultured anterior segments in order to examine their efficacy prior to moving on to in vivo testing.