Dr. Sandeep Jain, Director
Dr. Jain is the Director of the Corneal Neurobiology Laboratory. He serves as an attending in the UIC Cornea Service and as Director of the Dry Eye Section. He has been named one of America’s Best Doctors® since 2007 and has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Jain joined the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at The Johns Hopkins University as a pre-residency fellow and completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University, New York, followed by subspecialty fellowship in cornea at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. His research training includes fellowships at Wilmer Ophthalmological institute, Johns Hopkins University and Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard University.

Personal statement by Dr. Jain:
"Ever since I first began my medical studies, I have been interested in the interface between medicine and science. I have been increasingly impressed by the need to improve our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for so many blinding conditions. Scientific research into the basic mechanisms of ocular pathophysiology will ultimately provide valuable insights into eye disease and provide opportunities for cures that target the mechanisms of disease and which possess far fewer negative consequences. My goals are to lead clinically relevant basic science investigations which can be used to effectively and safely treat corneal diseases in general and neurotrophic keratitis in particular."

Corneal Neurobiology Laboratory Personnel


Seungwon An

Seungwon An, PhD
Research Specialist

Ilangovan Raju

Ilangovan Raju, PhD
Research Specialist

Satyabrata Sinha

Satyabrata Sinha, PhD
Research Specialist

Anna Ahn

Anna Ahn, BS
Clinical Research

Christine Mun

Christine Mun, BS
Clinical Research

Anubhav Pradeep

Anubhav Pradeep, MS
Clinical Research

Azucena Lopez

Azucena Lopez
Clinical Assistant


Pei-Yu Wu

Pei-Yu (Peggy) Wu, MS
Lab Technician


Shilpa Gulati

Shilpa Gulati, MD
Research Fellow
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Anisha D’Costa, PhD, MBA
Research Specialist