Welcome to the Feola Lab!

The Feola Lab aims to study ocular pathologies (e.g., glaucoma) from a women’s health perspective, with a particular interest on understanding how age and menopause play a role in developing these diseases. To better understand pathologies and the role of menopause we take a continuing diverse approach spanning experimental biomechanics, computational modeling, and developing deep learning tools to assess outcomes. We also incorporate electrophysiology, behavior testing, and in vivo imaging approaches to understand how visual impairments progress over time in experimental models. To help us ask better questions and get a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology and potential therapeutic targets of ocular diseases, we seek to foster current collaborations and are always open to exploring new ones as well.

As we explore answers and explanations in our field, our lab strives to be an inclusive and welcoming environment. Through mentorship and research, we hope to educate and prepare each member for their own path during and after graduation.

Finite element model (FEM) of the optic nerve head (OH); Image reconstruction of the lamina cribrosa; In-vivo image of a rat retina