Reece Mazade, Ph.D. is a Health Science Specialist in Dr. Machelle Pardue’s laboratory at the Atlanta VA. He received his B.S. degree in Animal Physiology and Behavior from Arizona State University and his Ph.D. in Physiological Sciences and Neuroscience from the University of Arizona. He then went on to complete a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. Dr. Mazade’s interests include how different visual environments are signaled in the eye and the brain and the role these signals play in visual disease. He is currently investigating the mechanisms underlying the protective effect of outdoor activity on myopia, or nearsightedness, including how ambient lighting affects vision. These studies have implications for potential new therapies for myopia. 

Research Interests:

  • Early visual system signaling
  • Luminance processing
  • Myopia



Health Science Specialist