Imam Uddin, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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Imam Uddin, MD, PhD

Nanoscale Engineering for Gene-silencing in Age-related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Uddin received his Ph.D. degree in applied material sciences from Kochi University, Japan. He is currently a tenure track primary faculty (academic) in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is teaching biomedical engineering courses including "Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging" course for undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. His current research is focused on the development of molecular imaging technologies including optical imaging, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and nano-scale engineering to identify molecular targets for early disease-detection and treatments in ophthalmology, vascular medicine and oncology. Dr. Uddin is currently using optical imaging techniques and nanotechnology-based approaches for diagnosis and drug delivery in preclinical models of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy (DR), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO).