Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Christine A. Curcio PhD is professor of ophthalmology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Relying on the Alabama Eye Bank, she investigates human retinal aging and age-related macular degeneration, focused on pathobiology and clinical image validation. Techniques include histopathology, electron microscopy, cell biology, lipoprotein biology, and transcriptomics in >140 peer review articles. Research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, numerous foundations, and industry. She is a member of the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science editorial board and an NIH study section. She was awarded the 2002 (inaugural) Roger H. Johnson Prize for Macular Degeneration research and 2014 Ludwig von Sallmann Prize for lifetime contribution to vision research.
Funding sources for this research include:
NEI EY06109, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, Research to Prevent Blindness Inc., German Research Foundation; The Macula Foundation, Inc., International Retinal Research Foundation, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Initiative for Macular Research, and Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation.