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:  Kaylee Moyer (2018), Daniel Bojkovski (2018), Megan Moore (2017), Anju Thomas (2017), 

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

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

Latest 490 Independent Research Report Completions:  Jennifer Felisky

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), Nahrain Putris (M1, VEGF), Brandon Metcalf (M1)

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

 

Recent Lab Alumni News:

Camryn DeLooff (SUPER program 2013) is currently in the full time MBA program at the internationally renowned business school, the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Quentin Tompkins (SUPER program 2015) has been accepted into several medical schools for fall 2018. Congratulations Quentin.

Brandon Metcalf (SUPER program 2014) is now in his M1 year in the OUWB school of medicine. He has also joined our lab again for his medical school capstone research project.

 

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