Ocular Immunology

Curtis Brandt

Dr. Brandt is a Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and the Clinical Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary research interest is virology, specifically pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus; virulence genes in herpetic eye disease and herpes encephalitis; antivirals; interactions between cytokines and herpes viruses, gene delivery, and gene therapy.

Dennis Hartigan-O'Connor

Dr. Hartigan-O'Connor is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. His research is focused on mechanisms of tolerance and immune privilege, both in the adult eye and in the developing fetus. His most recent work focuses on resilience of retinal immune privilege to inflammatory insults and neovascularization, as well as the potential of immunosuppressive drugs to maintain privilege despite these challenges. His work has been published in leading journals including Science Translational Medicine and the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Neal Barney

Dr. Barney is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His clinical training is in all aspects of ocular immunology including uveitis and inflammatory disease of the anterior segment of the eye. His laboratory interests include the cellular signaling events on the ocular surface undergoing allergic reactions. He is a Principle Investigator on NIH funded research.