Tonia S. Rex, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chair for Translational Reseach and Marlene and Spencer Hays Director in Translational Vision Research


Ph.D., University of California
B.A., Oakland University

Postgraduate Training

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania


2011 Nominated for ASGCT Outstanding Young Investigator Award
2011 Glaucoma Research Foundation – Shaffer Prize ($1500)
4/10-3/11 UTHSC Faculty Research Award ($10K)
12/2006 Hope for Vision Young Investigator Award ($50,000)
2006 XIIth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration Travel Award
2000 Ellen Schamberg Burley Graduate Scholarship
2000 Graduate Division Travel Award
1999 Alumni Research Award
1999 Neuroscience Excellence in Research Award
1997 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Travel Award
1994-95 Michigan Merit Scholar
1991-94 Student Life Scholarship