Sylvia Montag Ferst and Frank W.
Ferst Professor of Ophthalmology
P. Michael Iuvone began serving as director of research at the Emory Eye Center beginning in September 2009. Originally from New York, Dr. Iuvone came to Emory in 1978, serving in the pharmacology department, and was promoted to full professor in 1990. He held a joint appointment in ophthalmology from 1980.
Iuvone is a leader in numerous research organizations, such as the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the International Society of Eye Research. He currently serves as principal investigator on a NIH grant that deals with retinal function, which provides basic science information relevant to eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He is a co-investigator on several other NIH grants dealing with myopia, ocular melanoma, and circadian rhythms in health and disease.
He has been an editorial board member on five distinguished journals including the Journal of Neurochemistry, Experimental Eye Research and Molecular Vision. He was named a fellow of ARVO at the society’s 2009 meeting. He has published more than 140 articles in peer-reviewed literature.
In 2014, Iuvone published The Retina and Circadian Rhythms (Springer, 2014), along with fellow editors Gianluca Tosini (Morehouse College of Medicine); Douglas G. McMahon (Vanderbilt University); and Shaun P. Collin (University of Western Australia). The book provides a comprehensive review of the retinal circadian rhythms and their roles in photoreception and visual function.
BS, Psychology, University of Florida
PhD, Neurosciences, University of Florida
National Institute of Mental Health
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