Twitter: @YiJasonHua1

Eye and Ear Institute, Room 950
203 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Yi (Jason) Hua

Postdoctoral Fellow

Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics (Link)
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Mentor: Dr. Linxia Gu (Link)

M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China
Mentor: Dr. Shihong Lu

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Nantong University, China


I am Yi (Jason) Hua, a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics at the University of Pittsburgh with Dr. Ian A. Sigal.

My research focuses on using a combination of modeling and imaging tools to study the role of biomechanics in central nervous system disorders, such as glaucoma and traumatic brain injury.

My current research projects aim to quantify blood flow and oxygenation in the optic nerve head at the back of the eye. Based on the preliminary data collected, I wrote an application to BrightFocus Foundation for a postdoctoral fellowship. Following a very competitive review process, my proposal titled “Hemodynamics and biomechanics of the monkey lamina cribrosa” was enthusiastically received by reviewers and was funded $150K for two years (from July 2021 to June 2023).

Research Interests

  • Ocular biomechanics and hemodynamics

  • Traumatic brain injury biomechanics

  • Biomedical imaging and image processing

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Dr. Ian A. Sigal.