Lev Prasov

Lev Prasov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthamology and Visual Sciences
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Research Interests:
Genetics, eye disease, developmental disorders
We are committed to having a diversity and inclusive laboratory environment and appreciate perspectives from individuals of different backgrounds. Our human genetic studies are very collaborative and involve people with diverse backgrounds and all over the world.


We use human genetics and animal and cell culture models to understand the genes and pathways that lead to inherited ocular conditions. Current disease focuses are on nanophthalmos, retinal degenerative disorders, ocular malformations, and pediatric forms of glaucoma. Our aim is to bring back these discoveries to our patients and aid in the diagnosis and treatment of their conditions.