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, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
Phone
304-598-6958