Tracy Nguyen, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor
Specialties: Primary Eye Care

Bio

Tracy Nguyen joined the SUNY College of Optometry in January 2013. She received her OD degree from University of Houston College of Optometry in 1999. Thereafter, she worked as a research optometrist for 4 years in the Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research at Indiana University School of Optometry. She then went on to receive her PhD in Vision Science under the guidance of Dr. Joseph Bonanno. Her principle research interest is corneal physiology and ocular surface pathology. She is currently an associate professor at SUNY teaching didactic courses in the optometry and graduate program, supervising students and residents in the primary care clinic and conducting clinical research in the area of ocular surface disorders such as dry eye and contact lenses related complications.

Specialities

  • Primary Eye Care

Education

  • PhD, Vision Science, Indiana University, 2012
  • OD, Doctor of Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry, 1999

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Research Associate - Indiana University School of Optometry, 2012

Affiliations

  • Optometry - NY State Board of Optometry, 2012

Awards/Honors

  • Chancellor's Excellence in Faculty Service Award, 2020
  • Diplomate, 2016
  • K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, 2009
  • Ciba Vision-Ezell Fellowship, 2008
  • Borish-Ezell Fellowship, 2007
  • Fellow of AAO, 2005
  • K12 Clinician Scientist Trainee, 2004

Professional Experience

  • Associate clinical professor, SUNY College of Optometry, 2018 - Present
  • Assistant clinical professor, SUNY College of Optometry, 2013 - 2018
  • Assistant Scientist, Indiana School of Optometry, 2012 - 2012
  • Research Associate, Indiana University School of Optometry, 2004 - 2012
  • Lecturer/Clinical instructor, Indiana University School of Optometry, 2000 - 2004
  • Research Optometrist, Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research at Indiana University School of Optometry, 2000 - 2004

Clinical Interests

-Primary care
-Contact lens

Publications

  • Telomerase Immortalization of Human Corneal Endothelial Cells Yields Functional Hexagonal Monolayers, PLoS ONE 7 (12): e51427 e51427,
  • CD147 Required for Corneal Endothelial Lactate Transport, Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science 55 (7): 4673 4673, 2014
  • Lactate-H+Transport Is a Significant Component of the In Vivo Corneal Endothelial Pump, Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science 53 (4): 2020 2020, 2012
  • Bicarbonate, NBCe1, NHE, and Carbonic Anhydrase Activity Enhance Lactate-H+Transport in Bovine Corneal Endothelium, Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science 52 (11): 8086 8086, 2011
  • Knockdown of NBCe1 In Vivo Compromises the Corneal Endothelial Pump, Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science 51 (10): 5190 5190, 2010
  • Overnight Orthokeratology Experience With XO Material, Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice 32 (1): 39-45 39-45, 2006
  • Overnight Orthokeratology, Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice 30 (4): 254-262 254-262, 2004
  • Overnight Orthokeratology, Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice 29 (3): 137-145 137-145, 2003
  • Variability in Hypoxia-Induced Corneal Swelling is Associated with Variability in Corneal Metabolism and Endothelial Function, Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice 29 (2): 117-125 117-125, 2003
  • VISUAL AND CENTRAL CORNEAL THICKNESS CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH OVERNIGHT ORTHOKERATOLOGY., Optometry and Vision Science 78 (SUPPLEMENT): 62 62, 2001
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