• David Myung, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University Medical Center and by courtesy, Chemical Engineering Co-Director, Ophthalmic Innovation Program and Director, Teleophthalmology VA Palo Alto Health Care System

    Research: “Sutureless Corneal Reconstruction through In Situ-Forming Collagen Gels”


    “Sutureless Corneal Reconstruction through In Situ-Forming Collagen Gels”

    Myung Research Group Lab
    Dr. Myung leads a translational research laboratory focused on two areas of clinical need: (1) ophthalmic regenerative medicine through tissue engineering and drug delivery, and (2) global health through mobile technologies and telemedicine. His research group takes an interdisciplinary approach toward fostering regeneration of ocular tissues, by using chemistry to not only build biomimetic cellular architectures but also to target and release bioactive molecules to promote healing. Current projects are directed toward the localized delivery of growth factors and/or stem cells to wound sites, the synthesis of bioactive wound dressings and vehicles, and the creation of biopolymeric tissue scaffolds. Dr. Myung and colleagues also investigate the role of mobile technologies in enabling diagnostics and patient care outside of traditional health care settings. His goal is to challenge current paradigms of eye care delivery through new digital health technologies and telemedicine to increase access to care in resource-limited settings both in the US and abroad.



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