Gilger Laboratory

August 2023

Brian Gilger | Principal Investigator

Dr. Brian Gilger is a Professor of Ophthalmology at NC State University. He has authored over 180 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, over 35 book chapters, and is the editor of seven books, including the 2022 publication Equine Ophthalmology, Fourth Edition. He is also co-editor for the 2018 Springer Publication, Standards in Ocular Toxicology.  Dr. Gilger also consults for many pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations.

He has served as president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, chair of the ARVO Animals in Research Committee, and as a member of the AAALAC Board of Trustees. He is board certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology and Toxicology, and a fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). He was awarded the 2018 American Veterinary Medical Association Clinical Research Award, and is a Distinguished Alumni of both The Ohio State University and Auburn University.

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Darby Roberts | DVM / PHD Student

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Dr. Kim Young | PhD Student

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Elizabeth Wise | Ophthalmology Resident

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Beth Salmon | Research Technician

Beth graduated from NCSU with a BSc in Animal Science and joined The Gilger Lab in 2001. Her duties include maintaining the laboratory, performing and assisting with research projects, and making ocular implants for clinical use.