Allen Taylor, Ph.D., Laboratory Director
Senior Scientist and Professor, Nutrition, Biochemistry, and Ophthalmology
Research focus: relationships between oxidative stress, protein metabolism, nutrient intake and risk for cataract and age-related retinopathy
Fu Shang, Ph.D.
Research focus: effects of nutrition, oxidation, and aging on protein turnover in the lens; lens development and differentiation; development of models of age-and diabetes-related cataract
Chung-Jung Chiu, DDS, Ph.D.
Scientist III and Assistant Professor, Medicine
Research focus: relations between carbohydrate intake and metabolism and risk for age-related cataract and age-related retinal disease
Elizabeth Whitcomb, Ph.D.
Research focus: defining the function of specific ubiquitinating enzymes in regulation of cell division and differentiation in lens and retina cells/tissues; determining roles for the ubiquitin pathway in recognition and removal of damaged proteins.
Tomoaki Uchiki, Ph.D.
Research focus: Intracellular degradation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs); Asking how eukaryotic intracellular proteolytic systems handle stresses caused by protein-modifying agents produced during hyperglycemia.
Ke Liu, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Associate
Benchun Miao, Ph.D. ,
Shasha Gao, M.S. Visting Scholar
Orna Avidan, Ph.D.
Research focus: the role of the ubiquitin pathway in the regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation and protein quality in the lens and retina.
Andrea Caceres, B.A., Senior Research Technician
Karen McGuigan, B.S., Graduate Research Assistant
Qingning Bian, M.D., Visiting Graduate Research Assistant
Sagena Shaba, Budget and Administrative Assistant
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