Toris_Carol_720x720Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Active Funding

Genetic Markers for Variations in IOP and Aqueous Flow Responses to Beta-blockers
2R01 EY022124-05 (Moroi)
8/1/2019 - 7/31/2023

The goal of this project is to identify physiological factors that profile an individual’s variance of IOP and variation in glaucoma treatment response to beta-blocker and prostaglandin treatments among patients with ocular hypertension or early stage glaucoma.

Education and Training

Fellowship: Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, 1990
PhD: Physiology, University of Minnesota, 1985-1990
Master of Science (MS): Animal Physiology, University of Minnesota, 1977-1979
Undergraduate: Biology, Rockford College, 1969-1973

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT), 2019
  • Distinguished Service Award, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 2015
  • Silver U Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2010
  • Gold Award, Fellow, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 2009
  • Dr. Stan Truhlsen Research Award, Prevent Blindness Nebraska, 2006
  • Ruth Salta Junior Investigator Achievement Award, American Health Assistance Foundation, 1993
  • IJ Fox Memorial Award for graduate research in physiology, University of Minnesota, 1989
  • Jane Addams Scholarship, Rockford College, 1969-1973

Professional Memberships

  • American Glaucoma Society, 2003-present
  • Association for Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AOPT), 1995-present
  • International Society for Eye Research (ISER), 1986-present
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 1984-present

Editorial Activities

Manuscript Reviewer

  • American Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Archives of Ophthalmology
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • British Journal of Pharmacology 
  • Clinical Ophthalmology
  • Current Eye Research 
  • Current Molecular Medicine
  • Current Pharmaceutical Design
  • Drugs and Aging
  • Experimental Eye Research 
  • Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
  • Expert Review of Ophthalmology
  • European Journal of Pharmacology
  • Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Journal of Functional Biomaterials
  • Journal of Glaucoma 
  • Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics 
  • Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Journal of Ophthalmology and Clinical Research
  • Journal of Physiology
  • Molecular Vision
  • Neurochemical Research
  • Omics Publishing Group
  • The Open Ophthalmology Journal 
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry and Visual Science 
  • Plos One
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)
  • Scientific World Journal
  • Survey of Ophthalmology
  • Translational Visual Science and Technology
  • US Ophthalmic Review
  • Veterinary Ophthalmology
  • Visual Neuroscience
  • Yonsei Medical Journal

Editorial Boards

  • Associate editor, Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (JOPT), 2013-present
  • Section editor, Current Molecular Medicine (CMM), 2011-present

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