Melike Pekmezci, M.D.

Assistant Professor


Diagnostic and prognostic markers of ocular neoplasms

Dr. Pekmezci is an ophthalmic pathologist and neuropathologist, and her translational research focuses on the molecular and novel immunohistochemical markers used in the diagnosis and prognostication of ocular neoplasms.  Specifically, there are ongoing research projects evaluating the molecular features of benign, borderline and malignant uveal melanocytic tumors, which can aid in the diagnosis as well as provide prognostic information for clinical management. In addition, she is working on immunohistochemical stains which can be used as surrogate markers for molecular alterations. Additional research topics include morphologic, immunohistochemical and molecular features of ocular surface neoplasms, epithelial tumors of the eyelid, and tumors of the lacrimal gland as well as various tumors involving the brain and meninges.

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Research Areas:

Ocular Pathology, Ophthalmic Pathology
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