Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Core Grant for Vision Research

A National Eye Institute Core Grant for Vision Research provides the state-of-the-art research equipment and technical expertise that is essential for the rapid advancement of vision science research and its sophisticated demands. As the second-longest, continually funded NEI core grant in the nation – first awarded in 1978 – the Core Research Facilities are the cornerstone for vision science at UIC. There are five cores in the Core Research Facilities housed within the Lions of Illinois Eye Research Institute (LIERI), the major site of vision research on the UIC campus. Together, the facilities of the five cores occupy over 5,400 sq. ft. and are readily accessible to vision scientists at UIC and neighboring institutions.


Mark Rosenblatt, Principal Investigator
Kristen Scheurich, Research Coordinator