Professor of Regenerative Medicine, Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Director of the Stephen W. Dezii Translational Vision Research Facility
Director of the Ruby Retinal Engineering Laboratory
Dr. Tucker is a Professor of Regenerative Medicine and the Director of the Steven W. Dezii Translational Vision Research Facility. He is also the Director of the Ruby Retinal Engineering Laboratory.
Dr. Tucker runs Tucker Lab, cultivating it to focus on combining state-of-the-art gene, stem cell and tissue engineering based approaches for the evaluation and treatment of neurodegenerative blindness.
Dr. Tucker attained his Ph.D. from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 2010 Dr. Tucker joined the University of Iowa's Institute for Vision Research and formed Tucker Lab. Since joining the IVR he has created and built the DTVRF.
For current publications, please see the publications page of the website.