Mohammad Shamsul Ola
Dr. Mohammad Shamsul Ola is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Ola attended Aligarh Muslim University of India where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry. He did his postdoctoral training at Medical College of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University, USA and subsequently was a faculty member at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at College of Medicine, Penn-state, Hershey, before moving to King Saud University in 2008. Dr. Ola is an established scientist working in the research area of cellular and molecular mechanism of diabetic retinopathy. He has made fundamental discoveries that have greatly added to our understanding of vision impairment caused by diabetes. Dr. Ola’s research on glucose, glutamate and energy metabolism, in diabetic retinopathy has contributed very important information, necessary for a thorough understanding of the molecular causes of impairment in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. His major area of research interest includes molecular mechanism of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection and oxidative stress in diabetic retinopathy.