David J. Calkins, Ph.D.

Denis O'Day Professor & Vice Chair and Director for Research. Vice President for Research, VUMC. Director, Vanderbilt Vision Research Center


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
B.S., University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Max Plank Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
Krieger Mind-Brain Institute, The Johns Hopkins University

Professional Affiliations

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Society for Neuroscience
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

Research Interests

Neurodegeneration in blinding eye disease
Regenerative medicine in disease
Neuronal-glial interactions in health and disease
Neural basis of visual perception

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