Leonard A Levin, MD, PhD
Leonard A. Levin, MD, Ph.D., FARVO, is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin and Canada Research Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Montreal. His research program focuses on mechanisms of retinal ganglion cell death at the molecular, tissue culture, and whole animal level. This includes the role axonal damage plays in inducing loss of retinal ganglion cells and how axons themselves undergo injury, an area common to ophthalmology and neurology. He is particularly interested in using advanced imaging techniques to study signaling of cell death in the retina and the development of new drugs for optic nerve and retinal disease, particularly glaucoma.