Vision Research

WVU as an institution is committed to promoting Vision Research at WVU Eye Institute. Researchers have access to 5,000 sq. feet of laboratory space located on the third floor of the WVU Eye Institute. The Vision Research program, directed by Visvanathan Ramamurthy, PhD 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 Visvanathan Ramamurthy.
Visvanathan Ramamurthy, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Professor & Chairman, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Phone
304-293-8411
A photo of Wen Tao Deng.
Wen Tao Deng, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
A photo of Jianhai Du.
Jianhai Du, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Phone
304-598-6903
A photo of Saravanan Kolandaivelu.
Saravanan Kolandaivelu, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Phone
304-598-5484
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 Michael Robichaux.
Michael Robichaux, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Phone
304-293-1162
A photo of Maxim Sokolov.
Maxim Sokolov, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Associate Professor, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (SOM)
Phone
304-293-1123
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Making untreatable vision problems treatable: WVU receives $11M for visual sciences research center
West Virginia has one of the highest rates of visual disability in the U.S. To help solve that problem, WVU has received a collaborative grant from the National Eye Institute to establish a visual-sciences Center of Biomedical Research Excellence. WVU is just the second university in the nation to receive this type of funding for a visual-sciences COBRE. The grant will enable research that spans WVU’s schools and advances new ways to prevent, treat and slow the progression of vision problems that are currently incurable.
Learn more about the WVU School of Medicine at https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/