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Chunming Liu, OD, PhD, MD


Assistant Professor

College of Optometry

E-Mail: cliu1@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-706-3893 | Fax: 909-706-3905
Website: www.westernu.edu
Join year: 2010

Education

O.D., 2010, New England College of Optometry 

Ph.D., 2008, Washington State University 

M.S., 2002, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology 

B. of Medicine, 1999, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Work Site

Western University of Health Sciences Eye Care Center, Pomona, CA

Teaching Experience

2011-12 Course Master: Special Consideration in Pediatrics

 2011-12 Course Master: Vision Science 5 – Behavioral Optometry, Binocular vision and Oculomotility, Western University College of Optometry 

 2010-11 Lecturer: Vision Science 3 – Development of Vision, College of Optometry, Western University of Health Science, Western University College of Optometry 

 2008-09 Guest Lecturer: Neural Basis of Vision, New England College of Optometry 

2003-05 Lecturer/Teaching Assistant: Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy/Histology, Department of VCAPP, Washington State University 

Courses

Vision Science 2 – Development of Vision, College of Optometry 

Vision Science 5 – Behavioral Optometry, Binocular vision and  Oculomotility, College of Optometry 

Special Consideration in Pediatrics, College of Optometry

Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is to engage students with interactive tools inside the classroom, to present logically structured, evidence-based information, and to provide students the underlining connection between basic science and clinical application. 

 

Research Interest

I am interested in exploring the neurophysiology and pathology underlies binocular anomalies.  This includes primary binocular anomalies in pediatric, as well as adult population, and binocular dysfunctions in patients suffering from acquired brain injury.  I am also interested in exploring the scientific evidence for neuro-optometric therapy and rehabilitation.  

Organizations

Member, American Academy of Optometry (AAO)

Narrative

I graduated fromTongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China with a Bachelor degree in clinical medicine (equivalent to M.D. degree in US). Subsequently, I joined the graduate program at the same university and earned a Master degree in neurobiology.  In 2002, I came to the United States to pursue research in neuroscience and earned a Ph.D. from Washington State University.  My thesis research is in genetic diseases rendering human visual impairment.  To further my career in a vision related field, I went to New England College of Optometry and received my OD degree in 2010. I joined Western University College of Optometry in 2010 as assistant professor.  I am interested in specialty areas of optometry such as binocular vision, pediatric optometry and neuro-optometric rehabilitation.  I am currently teaching courses in these related topics, as well as practice in a clinical setting.  I am also collaborating in research projects related to these areas and developing independent research projects.