Vision Research Center

WVU as an institution is committed to promoting Vision Research at WVU Eye Institute. The vision Research Center is a 5,000 sq. foot of laboratory space located on the third floor of the WVU Eye Institute. The Vision Research Center, directed by Visvanathan Ramamurthy, PhD [hyperlinked to faculty web page] is staffed by   laboratory scientists who are making profound contributions toward advancing vision science and have collaborative partnerships with other WVU departments and other research institutions to build vision-related research.

Specific Aims of the Institute's Research Program

  • To expand the research program in visual neuroscience.
  • To provide translational research in visual neuroscience.
  • To establish collaborative partnerships with other WVU departments and other research institutions to build vision-related research.
  • To promote vision health.

Basic research Group

A photo of Jianhai Du.
Jianhai Du, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Phone
304-598-6903
A photo of Saravanan Kolandaivelu.
Saravanan Kolandaivelu, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Joint Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Phone
304-598-6925
A photo of J. Odom.
J. Vernon Odom, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Phone
304-598-6959
A photo of Visvanathan Ramamurthy.
Visvanathan Ramamurthy, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Biochemistry
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
Phone
304-598-6925
A photo of Maxim Sokolov.
Maxim Sokolov, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Faculty, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Professor, Biochemistry
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Associate Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
Phone
304-598-6958