Dr. András Komáromy joined the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences as associate professor in January 2012. He is a member of the comparative ophthalmology team and a faculty member in the Neuroscience, Genetics, and Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology (CMIB) Graduate Programs. He directs the laboratory, which focuses on the cellular and molecular disease mechanisms of inherited retinal and optic nerve diseases.

Komáromy came to MSU from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he was an assistant professor of ophthalmology. He earned his degree and doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Zurich in 1993 and 1996 and completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at MSU in 1996. He earned a doctorate in comparative ophthalmology from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida in 2002 and was a post-doctoral fellow in retinal disease studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and 2004.

He is board certified by both the American and European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Currently, he is an adjunct/courtesy associate professor at both the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Florida.

Christine Harman joined the Komáromy Lab as a research assistant in 2012. From 2001 to 2011, she was a research assistant for Arthur Weber, professor in the MSU College of Human Medicine Department of Physiology, on work related to ganglion cell damage and brain effects of optic nerve crush—a model of glaucoma. She worked as a research assistant at the USDA Avian Disease and Oncology Lab from 2011 to 2012. Harman graduated in 2001 from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a Bachelor’s in Science.