Machelle Pardue




Primary School/Department: 
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Title 2: 
Research Career Scientist, Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation

Office Location: 
UAW 4104
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Affiliations:

Research Center Affiliations: 
Regenerative Engineering and Medicine (REM)
Integrated Cancer Research Center

Research Areas:

Research Areas: 
Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests:

Dr. Pardue’s lab is focused on developing treatments for people with vision loss.  Steps to successful treatment require understanding the mechanisms of the disease and characterizing temporal changes to identify therapeutic windows, with the ultimate goal of rehabilitation of visual function.  She uses behavioral electrophysiological, morphological, molecular, and imaging approaches to evaluate changes in retinal function and structure.  Her research is guided by applying knowledge of retinal circuits and visual processing, often leading to studies of cognition and the interaction of retinal and visual circuits during health and disease.  Her studies start in animal models and move to human trials when possible.