Cornea/Anterior Segment

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.

Mark Mannis

Dr. Mannis is Professor and Chair of the UC Davis Health System Eye Center. He specializes in corneal transplantation and external diseases of the eye. His research has included development of experimental antimicrobial agents and growth factors that affect the corneal wound healing rate, skin diseases that affect the eye, and outcomes of corneal transplants and artificial corneas. Dr. Mannis has authored over 125 publications and five books on topics relating to corneal surgery and disease.

Paul Fitzgerald

Dr. Fitzgerald is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy at the University of California-Davis. His research uses genetic engineering approaches to create mice that lack beaded filament proteins. He has discovered that the lenses of these animals develop and differentiate normally, achieving the high degree of structural order that characterizes the lens, but that they are unable to maintain that order with age.

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.

Christopher Murphy

Dr. Murphy is a founder, serves as CEO, and provides consulting in veterinary ophthalmology.

Dr. Murphy is a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist, and Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology in the Schools of Veterinary Medicine & Medicine, University of California-Davis. Dr. Murphy has advanced training and expertise in corneal diseases and surgery, comparative physiological optics, comparative ocular anatomy, as well as ocular diseases of laboratory and exotic animal species.

His laboratory has several active areas of research:

Vijay Raghunathan

Dr. Raghunathan is a Bioengineer in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He is cross trained in biomaterials, biomechanics, and cell and molecular biology with research interests and expertise in drug delivery, force microscopy, toxicology, tissue engineering and medical device development for orthopedic, wound healing, and ocular applications.

Ellison Bentley

Dr. Bentley is a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist and a Clinical Professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her clinical and research interests include corneal wound healing, particularly in spontaneous models of recurrent erosions. She has additional training in clinical trials, with an interest in effective management of pain in clinical patients. Other research interests are ocular imaging, with a focus on high resolution ultrasound, and glaucoma.

Carl Marfurt, PhD

 

OSOD is pleased to annouce that Dr. Carl Marfurt, Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has joined our team of vision scientists.  Dr. Marfurt brings world-class experience and expertise in the areas of comparative corneal neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, corneal wound healing, and ocular surface disease.