Andrew Browne was a native of South Africa who immigrated to Ohio at age 11 when his father was recruited to be faculty at The Ohio State University (OSU). Andrew completed an undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering at OSU before matriculating to the University of Cincinnati's NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program. During his time in Cincinnati, Andrew earned a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering when he investigated BioMicro Electrical Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS) for point-of-care diagnostics and oncolytic virus engineering to screen for cancer. He simultaneously earned a Medical Degree and continued to pursue residency training at the University of Southern California and vitreoretinal surgery training at The Cleveland Clinic. After 14 years of science, engineering, and medical training, he is now focused on two areas of translational vision science: advanced imaging to discover new clinical endpoints for treatment in AMD and cell replacement therapy. Andrew is an assistant professor in Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California Irvine. His research program explores multimodal imaging of ophthalmic structure and function. Andrew is responsible for linking the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute clinics with the Center for Translational Vision Research to innovate on the variety of ophthalmic diseases using imaging, biology, and biochemistry to preserve vision.
University of California, Irvine