Center for Translational Vision Research (CTVR)

The Center for Translational Vision Research (CTVR)—a provisional ORU—focuses on fostering vision research at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI). The purpose of the Center is to increase the knowledge of normal vision and blinding disorders, and to create innovative technologies, solutions and educational programs that improve visual health. To achieve the Center’s mission, scientists, engineers, and physicians will devote their time and talents to discoveries in the basic and translational sciences, forming the bedrock of inventive therapies for the prevention or treatment of visual diseases.


Baruch D Kuppermann, PhD and Krystof Palczewski, PhD

Associate Director(s)

Dziyana M. Aydin, MPA