Dr. James Funderburgh is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh and the Associate Director of the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration. He is also the Director of the Gene Expression Core Module and a Member of the Graduate Faculty in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. In addition, he holds a secondary appointment as a Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology.
Dr. Funderburgh earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Texas, Austin. He then got his MS in Biological Chemistry from the University of Minnesota and his PhD in Physiological Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Geneva, Department of Pathology in Switzerland, and was a senior fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh he was a Research Professor at Kansas State University.
Dr. Funderburgh's current research interests include:
extracellular matrix biochemistry
corneal cell biology
stem cell biology
He is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society for Cell Biology. Recently, he received the honor of becoming a Fellow (Gold Level) of the Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology. Dr. Funderburgh is on the Editorial Review Board of Molecular Vision.
View of list of Dr. Funderburgh’s publications here.