Department of Ophthalmology




Research Faculty Profile

Alan Saul, Ph.D.
Research Arena

Summary: Dr. Saul's work focuses on how the brain processes time, using electrophysiological methods.

Key research areas:

--Making clinical multifocal ERG testing more patient friendly, natural, and useful to clinicians.

--Development of novel methods for testing retinal function in humans and rodents

--Finding methods for early diagnosis of retinal dysfunction caused by diseases such as diabetes

--Applying sheaf theory to understand how the brain performs local-global transformations

--Psychophysical testing of timing variations across populations

Contact information:
Voice: 7067210695
Fax: 7067213829
Primary:

» Ophthalmology

-- Associate Professor of Ophthalmology --
Educational Background
B.S. Mathematics --California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA --1976

M.S. Mathematics --West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV --1981

Ph.D. Applied Mathematics --Brown University, Providence, RI --1986

First post-doc --Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS --1987

Second post-doc --University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA --1990

Bio >>> Dr. Saul's lab studies how the brain processes time, especially in terms of thalamic function, using electrophysiological methods primarily. Dr. Saul performs clinical and animal testing of retinal function, and works on improving methods for these tests, in particular in human multifocal electroretinography.