Yuzo M. Chino, Ph.D.

Benedict-McFadden Professor

EMAIL: ychino@uh.edu
PHONE: 713-743-1955
ROOM #: 220 HBSB


Yuzo Chino, Ph.D. is Professor of Vision Sciences in the College of Optometry at the University of Houston. Dr. Chino joined the College of Optometry in 1988, and prior to that, was a faculty member at the Illinois College of Optometry following completion of his Ph.D. in 1973. His research interest is centered around the visual system development and plasticity in the visual brain and the effects of abnormal visual experience on the postnatal development of binocular functions. An internationally-recognized vision scientist, Dr. Chino has received continuous support from the National Eye Institute since 1975 for his work entitled "Amblyopia." After moving to the United States in 1965, he completed a BS degree at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin. In 1973, he obtained a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Syracuse New York. A current member of the research Council of the University of Houston, Dr. Chino's articles and papers frequently appear in leading scientific journals. In addition to his research, Dr. Chino continues to teach and mentor candidates in UHCO's Graduate program in addition to teaching Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology to first-year optometry students.