Vanderbilt Eye Institute / Our Team / David J. Calkins, Ph.D., Vice Chair and Director for Research

David J. Calkins, Ph.D., Vice Chair and Director for Research

Education

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

Postgraduate Training

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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Training profile, click here.