Krystel Huxlin

Dr Krystel Huxlin is the James V. Aquavella Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Research at the Flaum Eye Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Neurobiology and Anatomy and Brain and Cognitive Sciences as well as the Center for Visual Science. She focuses her work on finding a better understanding of how the damaged adult visual system can repair itself.

The author of more than 50 scholarly articles and several book chapters, she has presented her research at seminars around the world and throughout the United States. She received the Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award from the Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation in 2010 and has been included in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who of American Women for the past 10 years. The holder of four patents, she is the past president of the Rochester Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and she was installed as James V. Aquavella Professor in 2015.

Dr Huxlin earned her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in neuroscience at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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