Research/Areas of Interest:

I am interested in the neuroplasticity of the brain as it relates to neuropathic ocular pain. I utilize clinical tests, confocal microscopy, and functional magnetic resonance imaging in my investigations. I am interested in identifying possible treatments that could reverse neuropathic ocular pain and evaluating their mechanisms of action. I am also interested in investigating the potential impact that ocular allergies, dry eye disease, and other inflammatory conditions at the ocular surface may have in the development of neuropathic ocular pain.


BS, Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
OD, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN