Vision Scientist

Mary A. Johnson

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she directs the Visual Electrodiagnostics Service. Her research focuses on how disease affects visual function in human patients and in animal models, and from these data she develops insights into the mechanisms of damage. Her current work implicates horizontal cell dysfunction in the etiology of photophobia in traumatic brain injury, and she developed an ERG protocol to measure this change.

Jenny Plasil

Ms. Plasil has a background in animal and human biology with core medical laboratory experience and over a decade of practice in ophthalmology. Within OSOD, she is skilled at working with multiple animal species including non-human primates, canines, rodents, and rabbits. Having proficiency with a variety of diagnostic systems, her multiple data acquisition roles include electrophysiological testing, ultrasound pachymetry, corneal confocal microscopy, as well as retinal imaging OCT and anterior segment OCT. Ms.

Shinae Park

Dr. Park is a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist and Assistant Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, at Purdue University. Her clinical and research interests include glaucoma and ocular Imaging 

Mary Newman

Ms. Newman serves as a regulatory affairs expert consulting on many ophthalmology programs creating development strategies for small molecules, biologics, devices and gene/cell therapies. Her deep experience helps clients to navigate regulatory requirements for US FDA and EU EMEA submissions for clinical studies, global regulatory authority meetings and product registration. Most recently, Ms.

Kim Soohyun

Dr. Kim is an assistant professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, specializing in comparative ophthalmology. Her research interests include corneal wound healing, the ocular toxicity of metallic-engineered nanomaterials, and advanced ophthalmic imaging techniques. She is particularly interested in utilizing advanced imaging techniques, such as optical coherence tomography for serial retinal and choroidal imaging, ultrasound biomicroscopy, and in vivo confocal biomicroscopy, to monitor various ophthalmic disease conditions in animals.

Kathy Good

Dr. Good is a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist and Clinical Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She spent 6 years in private ophthalmology practice before joining the faculty at UC Davis in 2008. She has published in several veterinary scientific journals and is actively involved in clinical ophthalmic research. Her clinical and research interests include glaucoma, dry eye, and ocular manifestations of systemic disease.  

Brian Christian

Dr. Christian is a regulatory toxicologist with over 30 years of experience in the contract pharmaceutical research industry.  Prior to joining OSOD he served as the scientific lead for the ocular toxicology services offered at Covance/Labcorp Laboratories which included planning and directing nonclinical toxicology and pharmacology studies as senior study director.  Brian is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and has served on the Executive Committee of the Ocular Toxicology Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology.    

Simon Cherry

Dr. Cherry is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cherry’s research interests center around biomedical imaging and in particular the development and application of in vivo molecular imaging technology and systems, with specific expertise in positron emission tomography (PET) and optical imaging and their application in preclinical research.