• Teaching and mentoring of students. • Establishing intramural and extramural research programs. • Participating in the activities of departmental committees. • Providing general support and guidance to students. • Maintaining a safe work environment, including ensuring compliance with legislation and the undertaking of risk assessments. • Pursuing, developing and leading research, innovation and impact at an appropriately professional level in the field of drug discovery for prevention and recovery from neurodegenerative disease and injury. • Collaborating within and outside the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences • Maintaining a high-quality record of research publications in neurodegenerative diseases of the eye and brain. • Seeking extramural support in an individual and/or collaborative manner to support high quality research. • Supervising students and technical staff undertaking research projects. • Participating in UNTHSC as well as local, national and international service activities. • Promoting the mission, vision and values of UNTHSC. • Upholding high professional standards and leading by example. • Pursuing activities assigned by the department chair.