Over the past several years, investigators in the Department of Ophthalmology have shared resources, technical expertise, and equipment to facilitate their respective research programs in a remarkably collegial atmosphere. The expansion of the Department of Ophthalmology's laboratory facilities, and the acquisition of additional NEI grant support for investigators on campus, prompted us to assemble core facilities as a means of enhancing these research activities. The establishment of core facilities obviates duplication of fundamental technologies by PIs in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Developmental Biology, Physiology, and Neuroscience. It has also helped build collaborations with other investigators in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

For additional information on facilities available, please contact W. Matthew Petroll, Ph.D.

The Department of Ophthalmology also sponsors a Visual Sciences Seminar Series and Works in Progress meetings to promote interdisciplinary collaborations between investigators on campus and in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.