Lab News – Sidebar

June 17-20, 2020

SB3C was cancelled for SARS-CoV-2, but Ross and Dillon were both still able to present virtual talks! Ross presented “A Parametric Sensitivity Analysis of Rat Optic Nerve Head Biomechanics” and Dillon presented “Altered Tensile Stiffness and Permeability of Myopic Mouse Sclera as Determined by Compression Testing“.

Jun 9, 2020

Babak’s last paper from his thesis, titled, “Evaluation of Transverse Poroelastic Mechanics of Tendon using Osmotic Loading and Biphasic Mixture Finite Element Modeling” was accepted to Journal of Biomechanics. Click here to check it out!


June 1, 2020

ARVO 2020 was cancelled due to SARS-CoV-2, but our virtual presentations can still be viewed! Click here 
for more info.


May 15, 2020

Matthew’s paper titled, “AxoNet: A deep learning-based tool to count retinal ganglion cell axons” was accepted to Scientific Reports. Click here to check it out!


May 6, 2020

Mike was awarded a University Research Committee grant for his proposal titled, “Physiology of spontaneous retinal venous pulsations”!


May 5, 2020

The Georgia Tech BioE had a successful BioE day! Congratulations to Bailey for winning the Christophe Ruffin award for her leadership!



May 2, 2020

Stephen’s paper titled, “Biomechanical Properties of the Rat Sclera Obtained With Inverse Finite Element Modeling” was accepted to Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. Click here to check it out!


April 20, 2020

Bailey successfully defends her thesis! Congratulations Dr. Hannon. 


March 17, 2020

Andrew’s paper titled, “Age and Menopause Effects on Ocular Compliance and Aqueous Outflow” was accepted to IOVS. Click here to check it out!


March 7-12, 2020

Mike travels to the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 2020 conference to present his poster titled, “Experimental Measurement of Optic Nerve Sheath Material Properties”


December 17, 2019

Congratulations to Dillon for successfully proposing his thesis, titled “An Investigation of Scleral Biomechanics and Myopia in the Mouse”



October 26, 2019

Congratulations to Matthew for winning the Best Poster Award at the 2019 ISER Glaucoma Symposium for his work titled, “Quantification of Glaucomatous Nerve Degeneration in Rat Optic Nerves Using Deep Machine Learning”.


October 23-26, 2019

Ross Ethier, Bailey Hannon, and Matthew Ritch present at the 2019 ISER Glaucoma Symposium in Atlanta, GA. Click here for more info!


September 26, 2019

Click here for a summary of Liz Boazak’s recent publication, highlighted on the CellScale website!



September 20-23, 2019

Ross Ethier presents at ICBME in San Diego, California for Y.C. Fung’s 100th birthday. Click here for more info!




September 12-15, 2019
Dillon travels to Tokyo, Japan to present at the 17th International Myopia Conference. Click here for more info!

August 27, 2019
Liz Boazak publishes a manuscript entitled Compressive Mechanical Properties of Rat and Pig Optic Nerve Head in Journal of Biomechanics. This paper explores the biomechanical properties of the optic nerve head under compression and shows the species dependence of these properties.



August 5, 2019
Stephen successfully defends his thesis titled “Finite Element Modeling of Optic Nerve Head Biomechanics in a Rat Model of Glaucoma”. Congratulations Stephen! Our lab wishes you the best!



June 25-28, 2019
Members of the Ethier Lab traveled to Seven Springs, Pennsylvania for the 2019 SB3C annual meeting. Click here for more info!

April 28-May 2, 2019
Members of the Ethier Lab traveled to Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada for the 2019 ARVO annual meeting. Click here for more info!

2019 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

January 31, 2019
Dillon is awarded T32 support through the Atlanta CVNR Vision Research Training Grant!



January 9th, 2019

The Ethier and Pardue labs celebrate the holidays!


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