• Research Faculty

  • A photo of Richard Lang.

    Richard A. Lang, PhD Director, Visual Systems Group

    has two major research interests. First, the lab is interested in mechanisms of signaling and morphogenesis in early eye development. Second, they investigate the role macrophages play in regulating vascularity during development and homeostasis.
    Visit the Lang Lab.


    A photo of Fumika Hamada.

    Fumika Hamada, PhD

    is working to identify molecular mechanisms of temperature sensation using the fly brain as a model. We will elucidate how temperature stimuli are relayed and represented in the brain and will uncover the temperature-responsive neural circuits using genetic, behavioral and physiological approaches.
    Visit the Hamada Lab.


    A photo of Virginia Miraldi Utz.

    Virginia A. Miraldi Utz, MD

    is a pediatric ophthalmologist who works closely with faculty within the Ophthalmology and Visual Science Research Department and Division of Human Genetics. Her research interests are in nosology of ophthalmic genetic disorders and syndromes including retinal dystrophies and mitochondrial disorders.