Balaraj B. Menon, Ph.D.
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology
Dr. Menon investigates the interactions between membrane-anchored mucins (MAMs) on the ocular surface and microbes, particularly as they relate to infections. The role of MAMs in modulating inflammatory processes associated with infections. Ongoing studies examine the role of the MAMs, MUC1 and MUC16 in suppressing innate immune responses following challenges by pathogens at the ocular surface.