Tracy Nguyen, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor
Clinical Education

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.

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

Certifications

  • 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

Teaching Interests

-General pathology
-Anterior segment physiology and pathology
-Pharmacology
-Primary care clinic

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

BVS 122SA
Human Bioscience II

BVS 122SA
Human Bioscience II

Clinical Interests

-Primary care
-Contact lens

Publications

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