Ashwath Jayagopal, PhD

Dr. Ashwath Jayagopal is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, TN. His laboratory aims to develop molecularly-targeted imaging and therapeutic strategies for the clinical management of retinal diseases. A biomedical engineer by training, Jayagopal utilizes nanotechnology-based strategies to specifically interface imaging agents, drugs, and gene therapies with diseased cells in the retina. These approaches have the potential to improve early detection of retinal diseases and enhance therapeutic efficacy.