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Nancy A. McNamara, PhD, OD

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Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Francisco; Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry, University of California, Berkeley


Education

Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI,        1985-1987,    Biology
Michigan College of Optometry, Big Rapids, MI,         O.D.,    1987-1991    Optometry
University of California, Berkeley, CA,        1991-1992,    Cornea Residency
Mayo Graduate School, Rochester, MN,        1995,    Clinical Trials
University of California, Berkeley, CA,         Ph.D.,    1992-1996    Vision Science
 


Professional Experience

  • 1987-1990
    Ocular Research Assistant, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
  • 1989-1990
    Ophthalmic Technician, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • 1991-1992
    Contact Lens/Cornea Residency, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • 1992-1996
    Doctoral Candidate in Vision Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • 1992-1995
    Staff Research Optometrist, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 1996-1998
    Ciba Vision Corporation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1995-2000
    Research Optometrist, Morton D. Sarver Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • 1996-1998
    Assistant Research Biologist, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • 1998-2006
    Associate Research Biologist, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 2006-2011
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011-
    Co-Director, University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, Dry Eye Clinic
  • 2011-
    Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California, San Francisco, CA (50%)
  • 2012-
    Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry, University of California, Berkeley (50%)

Honors & Awards

  • 1990-1991
    Medivision Scholarship

  • 1991
    Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal Award

  • 1991
    George N. Holcomb Memorial Scholarship

  • 1991
    Michigan College of Optometry Academic Recognition Award

  • 1992
    Polymer Technology Travel Award

  • 1992-1994
    American Academy of Optometry Travel Fellowship

  • 1992-1995
    Morton D. Sarver Fellowship

  • 1995-1996
    National Institute of Health Training Grant

  • 1995-1996
    American Optometric Foundation Ezell Fellowship

  • 1995-1997
    International Society for Contact Lens Research Student Travel Grant

  • 1998-2003
    National Eye Institute, Mentored Clinical Scientist Award

  • 2006
    U.S. Patent - UC Case No.: B98-040-3

  • 2007
    Irvin M. and Beatrice Borish Award – American Academy of Optometry

  • 2009
    American Cancer Society Research Scholar

  • 2009
    Best Poster Award – American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • 2012
    Ezell Research Symposium – Women on the Front Lines of Ocular Surface Research - American Academy of Optometry

  • 2012
    Ocular Surface: Application of Cutting Edge Research - American Academy of Optometry



Selected Publications

  1. Vijmasi T, Chen FY, Balasubbu S, Gallup M, McKown RL, Laurie GW, McNamara NA. Topical administration of lacritin is a novel therapy for aqueous-deficient dry eye disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014; 55(8):5401-9.
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  2. Zhang L, Gallup M, Zlock L, Chen YT, Finkbeiner WE, McNamara NA. Pivotal role of MUC1 glycosylation by cigarette smoke in modulating disruption of airway adherens junctions in vitro. J Pathol. 2014 Sep; 234(1):60-73.
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  3. Chen YF, Zhou D, Metzger T, Gallup M, Jeanne M, Gould DB, Anderson MS, McNamara NA. Spontaneous Development of Autoimmune Uveitis Is CCR2 Dependent. Am J Pathol. 2014 Jun; 184(6):1695-705.
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  4. Robertson DM, Alexander LJ, Bonanno JA, Fleiszig SM, McNamara N. Cornea and ocular surface disease: application of cutting-edge optometric research. Optom Vis Sci. 2014 Apr; 91(4 Suppl 1):S3-S16.
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  5. Zhou D, McNamara NA. Macrophages: important players in primary Sjögren's syndrome? Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2014 Apr; 10(4):513-20.
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  6. Chen YT, Chen FY, Vijmasi T, Stephens DN, Gallup M, McNamara NA. Pax6 downregulation mediates abnormal lineage commitment of the ocular surface epithelium in aqueous-deficient dry eye disease. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e77286.
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  7. Vijmasi T, Chen FY, Chen YT, Gallup M, McNamara N. Topical administration of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist as a therapy for aqueous-deficient dry eye in autoimmune disease. Mol Vis. 2013; 19:1957-65.
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  8. Zhang L, Gallup M, Zlock L, Finkbeiner WE, McNamara NA. Rac1 and Cdc42 differentially modulate cigarette smoke-induced airway cell migration through p120-catenin-dependent and -independent pathways. Am J Pathol. 2013 Jun; 182(6):1986-95.
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  9. Zhang L, Gallup M, Zlock L, Basbaum C, Finkbeiner WE, McNamara NA. Cigarette smoke disrupts the integrity of airway adherens junctions through the aberrant interaction of p120-catenin with the cytoplasmic tail of MUC1. J Pathol. 2013 Jan; 229(1):74-86.
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  10. McNamara NA, Carbone LA, Shellhaas RA. Epilepsy characteristics and psychosocial factors associated with ketogenic diet success. J Child Neurol. 2013 Oct; 28(10):1233-7.
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  11. Zhou D, Chen YT, Chen F, Gallup M, Vijmasi T, Bahrami AF, Noble LB, van Rooijen N, McNamara NA. Critical involvement of macrophage infiltration in the development of Sjögren's syndrome-associated dry eye. Am J Pathol. 2012 Sep; 181(3):753-60.
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  12. Shiboski SC, Shiboski CH, Criswell L, Baer A, Challacombe S, Lanfranchi H, Schiødt M, Umehara H, Vivino F, Zhao Y, Dong Y, Greenspan D, Heidenreich AM, Helin P, Kirkham B, Kitagawa K, Larkin G, Li M, Lietman T, Lindegaard J, McNamara N, Sack K, Shirlaw P, Sugai S, Vollenweider C, Whitcher J, Wu A, Zhang S, Zhang W, Greenspan J, Daniels T. American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for Sjögren's syndrome: a data-driven, expert consensus approach in the Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance cohort. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Apr; 64(4):475-87.
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  13. Chen YT, Lazarev S, Bahrami AF, Noble LB, Chen FY, Zhou D, Gallup M, Yadav M, McNamara NA. Interleukin-1 receptor mediates the interplay between CD4+ T cells and ocular resident cells to promote keratinizing squamous metaplasia in Sjögren's syndrome. Lab Invest. 2012 Apr; 92(4):556-70.
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  14. Zhang L, Gallup M, Zlock L, Finkbeiner W, McNamara NA. p120-catenin modulates airway epithelial cell migration induced by cigarette smoke. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012 Jan 6; 417(1):49-55.
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  15. Amburgey K, McNamara N, Bennett LR, McCormick ME, Acsadi G, Dowling JJ. Prevalence of congenital myopathies in a representative pediatric united states population. Ann Neurol. 2011 Oct; 70(4):662-5.
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  16. Chan MF, Sack R, Quigley DA, Sathe S, Vijmasi T, Li S, Holsclaw D, Strauss EC, McNamara NA. Membrane array analysis of tear proteins in ocular cicatricial pemphigoid. Optom Vis Sci. 2011 Aug; 88(8):1005-9.
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  17. Chen YT, Nikulina K, Lazarev S, Bahrami AF, Noble LB, Gallup M, McNamara NA. Interleukin-1 as a phenotypic immunomodulator in keratinizing squamous metaplasia of the ocular surface in Sjögren's syndrome. Am J Pathol. 2010 Sep; 177(3):1333-43.
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  18. Chen YT, Gallup M, Nikulina K, Lazarev S, Zlock L, Finkbeiner W, McNamara N. Cigarette smoke induces epidermal growth factor receptor-dependent redistribution of apical MUC1 and junctional beta-catenin in polarized human airway epithelial cells. Am J Pathol. 2010 Sep; 177(3):1255-64.
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  19. McNamara NA. Molecular mechanisms of keratinizing ocular surface disease. Optom Vis Sci. 2010 Apr; 87(4):233-8.
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  20. Li S, Gallup M, Chen YT, McNamara NA. Molecular mechanism of proinflammatory cytokine-mediated squamous metaplasia in human corneal epithelial cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 May; 51(5):2466-75.
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