Suva Roy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Adjunct Faculty, Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience

Dr. Suva Roy is trained in physics and neuroscience. He spent his graduate years at Indiana University Bloomington, studying the visual system of the fly using single-cell electrophysiology and methods of information theory. As a postdoc at Duke University and subsequently as a project scientist at UCLA, he worked on the mammalian retina, exploring molecular and neural mechanisms in the developing retina, and neural population coding of visual stimuli in the mature retina across a variety of animal models. His lab uses large-scale ex vivo electrophysiology, light-sheet imaging, viral vectors, optogenetics and computational modeling for studying visual processing in normal and diseased retinas. Dr. Roy holds a K99/R00 Career Transition Award from NIH.

Nathan Glaza, B.S.
Lab Technician

I received my BS in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with a minor in Pharmacology & Toxicology from Michigan State University in 2022. Previously, in Dr. Leah Owen's lab at the Moran Eye Center, I studied the genetic and molecular causes for blinding eye disease, including retinopathy of prematurity, pediatric strabismus and amblyopia, and age-related macular degeneration. I aspire to pursue a career in medicine while also continuing research. Outside of the lab, I enjoy watching and playing a variety of sports, hiking, skiing, and exploring the state of Utah.