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Wonkyu Ju, Ph.D.

Wonkyu Ju, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Specialty Glaucoma
Graduate School The Catholic University in Korea (Master & Ph.D.)
Fellowship (1) Washington University in St. Louis (Post-doctoral Fellow) (2) Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Staff Scientist)
Special Interest Mechanisms for neuroprotection and neurodegeneration in glaucoma - Oxidative stress and glutamate excitotoxicity in glaucoma - Mitochondrial dynamics, bioenergetics and dysfunction in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) and optic nerve head (ONH) astrocyte in glaucoma - Mitochondria-related gene therapy for RGC and ONH astrocyte neuroprotection in glaucoma

Wonkyu Ju is Associate Professor specializing in Glaucoma. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Department of Anatomy at Medical College of Catholic University in Korea in 2001, and then completed a 2 year post-doctoral position in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis studying the mechanisms of cell death and protection in retinal neurodegeneration in retinal ischemia and glaucoma.

Dr. Ju’s has published over 52 scientific publications and his research focuses on the fundamental issues of whether acute or chronic intraocular pressure (IOP) induces breakdown of mitochondria network. This includes mechanisms for neuroprotection and neurodegeneration in glaucoma, oxidative stress and glutamate excitotoxicity in glaucoma, mitochondrial dynamics, bioenergetics and dysfunction in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) and optic nerve head (ONH) astrocyte in glaucoma and mitochondria-related gene therapy for RGC and ONH astrocyte neuroprotection in glaucoma.

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