About SUNY Eye Institute
In August 2009, the academic health science centers, responding to
faculty-generated initiative, formed the SUNY Eye Institute (SEI) a consortium
of the vision researchers from all four academic medical universities in the
SUNY system (Downstate, Upstate, Stony Brook and Buffalo) and the SUNY College
of Optometry. This group of investigators represents over 45 laboratories making
strides against blinding diseases.
In July 2009, responding to a faculty-generated initiative, the presidents of the
academic health centers formed the SUNY Eye Institute, a consortium of vision
research from their five component universities with the MISSION:
To integrate the complementary strengths of the four SUNY Medical Universities
and SUNY Optometry into a single SUNY Eye Institute (SEI) in order to enhance
research and training in clinical and basic visual sciences in New York State.
Goals are to (1) develop pre- and postdoctoral training programs in eye and vision
research across the five schools, (2) recruit basic and clinical investigators
into eye and vision research, (3) promote and foster collaborative research
interactions among vision scientists across the schools and (4) establish
state-of-the-art eye research core facilities at each of the campuses to serve
and augment the capabilities of all five schools.
More about SUNY Eye Institute
Carol Miller, Administrator
William Brunken, Director
Steven Fliesler, Director
David Troilo, Director