Leadership Committee

Barbara A. Blodi, MD

Credentials: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (School of Medicine and Public Health)

Position title: Matthew D. Davis Professor, Dept of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Wisconsin Reading Center, Medical Director

Email: bablodi@wisc.edu

Kevin Eliceiri, PhD

Credentials: Department of Medical Physics (School of Medicine and Public Health)
Department of Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering)
Center for Quantitative Cell Imaging (CQCI, VCRGE)
Morgridge Institute for Research

Position title: Associate Director, McPherson Eye Research Institute
Retina Research Foundation Walter H. Helmerich Research Chair,
Associate Professor
Morgridge Institute for Research, Investigator

Email: eliceiri@wisc.edu

David Gamm, MD, PhD

Credentials: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (School of Medicine and Public Health)
Waisman Center (VCRGE)

Position title: RRF Emmett A Humble Distinguished Director,
McPherson Eye Research Institute
Sandra Lemke Trout Chair in Eye Research,
Professor

Email: dgamm@wisc.edu

Akihiro Ikeda, DVM, PhD

Position title: Professor, Department of Medical Genetics and Timothy William Trout Professor in Eye Research

Email: aikeda@wisc.edu

Heather L. Kirkorian, PhD

Credentials: Human Development and Family Studies (SOHE)

Position title: Laura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development
Faculty Director Child Development Lab
Department Chair
Associate Professor

Email: kirkorian@wisc.edu

Gillian McLellan, BVMS, PhD, DECVO, DACVO, FARVO

Credentials: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (School of Medicine & Public Health)
Department of Surgical Sciences (School of Veterinary Medicine)

Position title: Department Chair, Surgical Sciences
Tim and Nancy Speaker Chair in Canine Health
Associate Professor

Email: gillian.mclellan@wisc.edu

Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
RRF Edwin and Dorothy Gamewell Professor, McPherson ERI

Email: olachimezu@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Bikash Pattnaik, PhD, MPhil

Credentials: Department of Pediatrics; Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
(School of Medicine and Public Health)

Position title: Assistant Professor; McPherson ERI M.D. Matthews Research Professor

Email: pattnaik@wisc.edu

Karen Schloss, PhD

Credentials: Department of Psychology (College of Letters and Science)
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: kschloss@wisc.edu

Vikas Singh, PhD

Position title: Professor, Departments of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics; Computer Sciences

Email: vsingh@biostat.wisc.edu