SKERI's research staff is drawn from diverse scientific and medical backgrounds, including ophthalmology, optometry, neuroscience, brain imaging, experimental psychology, audiology, computer science, engineering, and physics.
Dr. Chuan Hou is a pediatric ophthalmologist with over ten years experience in clinical practice and eye surgeries in strabismus, cataract, glaucoma and retinal detachment. She has over fifteen years experience in vision research with substantial expertise in amblyopia and infant vision development with VEP and fMRI-informed EEG source-imaging methodology. She is the Principal Investigator of "Interocular Suppression and Selective Attention in Amblyopia", a research project grant from the National Eye Institute.
Dr. Hou is an Associate Scientist at Smith-Kettlewell. She received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Sichuan Medical College, West China University of Medical Sciences in Chengdu, China.