Research Team: Staff and Students

Kenneth P. Mitton, PhD FARVO

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Eye Research Institute – Oakland University

Control of Gene Expression Laboratory (CGEL)
Pediatric Retinal Research Laboratory (PRRL)

Director ERI Molecular & Cell Biology Support Module
Director PRRL Operational Support

Students and Staff

Edward Guzman, BSc (ERI Molecular & Cell Biology Support Facility)

Jennifer Felisky, RMA (Lab Management and Research Assistant, student.)

Visiting Science Educator/ Research Assistant: Mrinalini Despande (International Academy)

SUPER Program Scholars:  Megan Moore (2017), Anju Thomas (2017), Quentin Tompkins (2015)

Senior Undergraduate Research Interns Engineering Biology: James Blumline (2016), 

Latest Honors College Thesis Research Completions:  Brandon Metcalf, James Blumline

with the Pediatric Retinal Research Lab and Drenser Lab:

Wendy Dailey, BSc. PRRL Lab Tech/Manager

Mei Cheng. PRRL Lab Research Assistant

Medical Student Capstone Researchers:  Austen Knapp (M4, VEGF, Diabetic Retinopathy), Peter Chen (M3, VEGF)

ERI Vision Research Visiting Fellow: Dr Fang Yang, MD. Department of Ophthalmology, Hubei University of Medicine Affiliated Renmin Hospital of Shiyan Shiyan, Hubei Province

Collaborators in the Eye Research Institute, Oakland University

Dr Kimberly Drenser MD PhD
ERI Clinical Associate Professor at Oakland University
Pediatric Retinal Research Laboratory
Associated Retinal Consultants
Department Ophthalmology, Beaumont Hospital

Dr Michael Trese MD
ERI Clinical Full Professor at Oakland University
Pediatric Retinal Research Laboratory
Associated Retinal Consultants
Department Ophthalmology, Beaumont Hospital

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