Laboratory research at TOSI includes in vitro and in vivo studies on tear film biochemistry, microbiology and immunology, ocular surface wound healing, and inflammation including dry eye disease.
TOSI’s researchers are specialized in measuring and imaging of the ocular surface, and examining the impact of ocular surface disease on visual performance.
The University of Houston, College of Optometry seeks an outstanding scientist to work within The Ocular Surface Institute. This is a tenure-track position for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the either the Department of Clinical or Vision Sciences. Vision researchers at the University of Houston College of Optometry comprise a well-funded, vibrant and interactive community.
Several TOSI affiliates presented their recent research findings at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry in Denver. Included in this were Dr. Daniel Powell and graduate student Ms. Rose Reins who were both invited to present their research in a rapid-fire session at the annual press conference. Dan talked about his clinical study on the effects of smoking on the tear film, and Rose presented her findings on the role of vitamin D in inflammation. Also presenting were Drs. David Berntsen and Jason Marsack and OD student Carissa Lumby. Dr. Marsack also became the newest TOSI AAO Fellow.