Aftab Taiyab is an Assistant Professor with Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University. With an aging population, ocular diseases such as glaucoma and cataract have become more prevalent, leading to gradual increases in blindness in several parts of the world. The theme of Taiyab's research is based on understanding the mechanism behind the initiation and progression of glaucoma and posterior capsular opacification (secondary cataract) by employing various model systems in conjunction with cell, molecular, biophysical and engineering techniques. The lab is also interested in developing new possible treatment methodologies for glaucoma. Taiyab is currently working on understanding gene regulatory networks that may be contributing to the development of glaucoma in animal models and its correlation to glaucoma in humans.