Matilda Chan, MD, PhD


  • Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, MD, PhD
  • University of California, San Diego, Internship
  • University of Rochester, Residency
  • Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Cornea, Uveitis and External Disease

Dr. Chan’s research focuses on understanding the role of extracellular matrix proteolysis in normal and pathological corneal repair. Dr. Chan’s research addresses the importance of proteolysis by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in modulating various aspects of the repair process following corneal injury including inflammation, neovascularization and fibrosis. Mouse models of corneal injury and real-time imaging of cells in corneas in live mice are used. These studies will hopefully lead to the identification of novel therapeutic targets.