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
Coordinator

Christine Mun

 
Christine Mun, BS
Clinical Research
Coordinator

Anubhav Pradeep

 
Anubhav Pradeep, MS
Clinical Research
Coordinator

Azucena Lopez

 
Azucena Lopez
Clinical Assistant

 

Pei-Yu Wu

 
Pei-Yu (Peggy) Wu, MS
Lab Technician

 

Shilpa Gulati

 
Shilpa Gulati, MD
Resident
Research Fellow
 
(Not Pictured)
Anisha D’Costa, PhD, MBA
Post-Doctoral
Research Specialist