Paloma B Liton, PhD

Dr. Paloma Liton is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at the Department of Ophthalmology at Duke University in Durham, NC. Originally from Spain, Liton completed her doctoral studies in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid and decided to pursue her research career in the field of ophthalmology. She joined the Department of Ophthalmology at Duke first as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and later on as a faculty member. Liton's laboratory investigates how aging predisposes people to the development of ocular hypertension and glaucoma. In particular, Liton is using her molecular biology background to identify cellular pathways affected during aging, which might serve as a target for novel therapeutic approaches.