Ichinose lab nets $1.8 million NIH grant to explore proposed visual motion detection model
Dr. Kumar receives $1.9 million NIH grant to study bacterial endophthalmitis
Dr. Paul Walker receives Kamran S. Moghissi MD Endowed Faculty Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching.
Message from the Chair and Vice Chair
Welcome to the Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences (OVAS)
The Department (merged in 2018) is comprised of basic scientists and clinical faculty, administrative staff, research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students involved in research, education, health care and service activities that support the School of Medicine and University.
Research encompasses major areas of Vision and Neurosciences, focusing on the retina, and other areas of the brain and spinal cord; infectious disease of the cornea and retina is also a strong area of research. Investigators employ state of the art cellular and molecular approaches to the understanding of human disease mechanisms. Read full message
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- Post-doc fellow wins Young Investigator Award
- Eversight awards to Wayne State ophthalmology researcher
- Wayne State and Harvard researchers secure NIH grant to explore antibiotic repurposing strategy