Darlene Miller, D.H.Sc., M.P.H., C.I.C.
Epidemiology and Pathology of Ocular Infectious Diseases
Social Biology and Networking Among Ocular Microbial Communities in Health and Disease
Scientific Director of Ocular Microbiology Laboratory
The Ocular Microbiology Research Core collaborates with faculty, fellows, residents, staff and students to search for new and innovative laboratory and clinical techniques for the detection and prevention of Ocular infectious diseases. Research interest includes ocular microbial pathogenesis and epidemiology, antibiotic resistance mechanisms, role of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics in ocular therapeutics, impact of biofilm and ocular infections, molecular epidemiology of ocular infections and role of ocular microbial communities in health and disease.
1. Acanthamoeba associated microbial community-Biological By Pass for Bacterial Keratitis.
2. Contact lens/cases Associated Microbial Communities-Role in Ocular Surface Dysbiosis and Infections.
3. Role of fungal Mycotoxins in fungal keratitis
4. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antibiotic drug resistance in ophthalmology