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Brian Leonard

 

Dr. Brian Leonard is a veterinarian and a researcher, with a combined Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and PhD degree. He has dedicated his career to advancing the field of veterinary medicine through his expertise in both clinical practice and research.

Sara Thomasy

Dr. Sara Thomasy is a Professor in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. She received her B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2000 and her DVM from UC Davis in 2005. She then completed a PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from UC Davis in 2006. Following a 1-year small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University, she completed a comparative ophthalmology residency at UC Davis in 2010. Dr.

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 

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.

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.

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.

Carl Marfurt

Dr. Marfurt is a Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Associate Director for Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine - Northwest.  Dr. Marfurt brings world-class experience and expertise in the areas of comparative corneal neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, corneal wound healing, and ocular surface disease.

Douglas Rowland

Dr. Rowland has over 14 years of experience in biomedical imaging and a further 6 years experience in instrumentation for physics experiments. He is the Principal Research Scientist at the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging (CMGI) at UC Davis. Since 2007, he has been responsible for collaborating with principal investigators in the design and implementation of imaging experiments on the full compliment of small animal in vivo imaging technologies at CMGI including MRI, microCT, Optical and microPET.