David J. Calkins, Ph.D.

Denis O'Day Professor & Vice Chair and Director for Research


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

Axonal degeneration in glaucoma
Genetic regulation of neuronal function
Neuronal-glial interactions
Retinal gene expression in health and disease
Visual perception and physiology

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