Dr. James Jester, a professor at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine School of Medicine, is a recognized international leader in the cell biology of corneal wound healing and scarring. He has had a major impact in this field of research.
For about a year, Dr. Jester has been involved in studies involving corneal wound healing using three-dimensional microscopes to create images of eye tissue. In the studies, the scientists have shown that scar tissue in the cornea can be three-dimensionally imaged, measured, and in many cases prevented. Dr. Jester and his team are also studying corneal crystallins water soluble proteins and their role in helping keep the cornea healthy, clear and transparent.
Dr. Jester has a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology with postdoctoral training in Experimental Ocular Pathology from the Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles and the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.? Dr. Jester has authored over 200 peer-reviewed research papers as well as various articles and book chapters on cornea, corneal wound healing, and other related subjects.