James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute

Amany Tawfik, M.D.

Contact info:
Dr. Tawfik's departmental website

Voice: 706.721.7392
Fax:    706.721.6839


Primary appointment: Department of Oral Biology

Affiliated departments:Primary appointment only

Background & Research Emphasis:
Dr. Tawfik’s research is focusing on studying the impact of metabolic disorders on retinal vasculature. In particular the increased levels of amino acid homocysteine and its role in inducing Blood retinal barrier dysfunction. Elucidating mechanisms of homocysteine mediated changes in Blood retinal barrier could lead to the development of treatments for retinal microvascular dysfunction in diseases associated with increased level of homocysteine, such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration