Saidas Nair, PhD

Dr. Nair received PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Mumbai, India. During his postdoctoral training at The Jackson Laboratory, Dr. Nair characterized both spontaneous and chemically induced mouse mutants that recapitulate features of human glaucoma. Dr. Nair  joined the Department of Ophthalmology at UCSF , where his laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms contributing to ocular diseases with a major focus on glaucoma. They employ a multi-disciplinary approach by integrating the use of human and mouse genetics, genomics, animal models, molecular and cell-biology, and physiology based experiments to gain mechanistic insight into the pathogenesis of glaucoma relevant phenotypes.