Scientific Advisory Board

Chairman - Vice Chairs - Members - Ex-Officio Members - Emeritus Members

Chair

Jacque Duncan, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Beckman Vision Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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Vice Chairs

Stephen P. Daiger, Ph.D.
TS Matney Professor of Environmental & Genetic Sciences
Human Genetics Center
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX

Frederick Ferris, III, M.D.
Clinical Director
National Eye Institute
Bethesda, MD

John Flannery, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 

Alan M. Laties, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology in Neurology
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pennsylvania Medical School
Philadelphia, PA 

Eric A. Pierce, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Berman-Gund Laboratory
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

José A. Sahel, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Fondation Voir et Entendre
Institut de la Vision
Paris, France

Richard G. Weleber, M.D.
Department of Molecular & Medical Genetics
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR 

Marco Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ

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Members

Gustavo Aguirre, VMD, PhD, PhD (hc)
Professor of Medical Genetics and Ophthalmology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 

Bela Anand-Apte, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Cell Biology
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH 

John D. Ash, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Isabelle Audo, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Centre Hospitalier National des Quinze and department of Genetics
Institut de la Vision
Paris, France

Radha Ayyagari, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
Shiley Eye Center
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

William A. Beltran, D.V.M., Ph.D
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 

Paul S. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah

David G. Birch, Ph.D.
Director, Rose-Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Laboratory
Retina Foundation of the Southwest
Dallas, TX 

Catherine Bowes Rickman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 

Frans P.M. Cremers, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Eugene de Juan, Jr., M.D.
Jean Kelly Stock Distinguished Professor
Beckman Vision Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 

Lucian V. Del Priore, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Debora Farber, Ph.D.
Professor, Ophthalmology
Jules Stein Eye Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

G. Jane Farrar, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Ocular Genetics Unit School of Genetics and Microbiology Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Gerald A. Fishman, M.D.
Director, The Pangere Center for Hereditary Retinal Diseases
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Chicago, IL

Steven J. Fliesler, Ph.D.
Professor, Vice-Chair and Director of Research
Department of Ophthalmology
University at Buffalo/The State University of New York (SUNY-UB)
New York, NY

David M. Gamm, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Morton F. Goldberg, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD 

William W. Hauswirth, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Molecular Genetics
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL 

Elise Héon, M.D., F.R.C.S.(c)
Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences
The Hospital for Sick Children
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Joe G. Hollyfield, Ph.D.
Director, Department of Ophthalmic Research
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH 

Leslie G. Hyman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY 

Alessandro Iannaccone, M.D., M.S.
Director, Retinal Degeneration & Ophthalmic Genetics Service
University of Tennessee Health Center
Hamilton Eye Institute
Memphis, TN 

Samuel G. Jacobson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations and Retinal Function Department Scheie Eye Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 

Tiansen Li, Ph.D.
National Eye Institute
Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Roderick R. McInnes, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Lady Davis Institute
Jewish General Hospital
Montréal Quebec, Canada 

Muna I. Naash, Ph.D.
Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 

Gary D. Novack, Ph.D.
President
PharmaLogic Development, Inc.
San Rafael, CA 

Mark Pennesi, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Chief, Ophthalmic Genetics Division
Oregon Health & Science University
3375 Terwilliger Blvd, SW
Portland, OR

Thomas Reh, Ph.D.
Director, Neurobiology and Behavior
Department of Biological Structure
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 

Bärbel M. Rohrer, Ph.D.
Professor, Ophthalmology and Neurosciences
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Johanna M. Seddon, M.D., Sc.M.
Director, Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Genetics Service
New England Eye Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Hendrik P.N. Scholl, M.D., M.A.
Professor, Ophthalmology
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD 

Janet R. Sparrow, Ph.D.
Professor, Ophthalmic Science
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University
New York, NY

Douglas Vollrath, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Genetics
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

David S. Williams, Ph.D.
Director, Jules Stein Eye Institute
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Russell N. Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Michael J. Young, Ph.D.
Director, Minda de Gunzburg Research Center for Ocular Regeneration
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Department of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 

Donald J. Zack, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Genetic Engineering & Molecular Ophthalmology
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

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Emeritus Members

Robert E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Jean Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology
Scheie Eye Institute
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 

Eliot L. Berson, M.D.
Director, Berman-Gund Laboratory
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dean Bok, Ph.D.
Director, Retinal Cell Biology Laboratory
Jules Stein Eye Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 

John E. Dowling, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
The Biological Laboratories
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 

Gregory S. Hageman, Ph.D.
Presidential Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
John A. Moran Eye Center
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

William J. Kimberling, Ph.D.
Director, Center for the Study and Treatment of Usher Syndrome
Father Flanagan's Boys' Home
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Omaha, NE 

Matthew M. LaVail, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy and Ophthalmology
Beckman Vision Center
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 

Vincent H. L. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
School of Pharmacy
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

Edwin Stone, M.D., Ph.D.
Seamans-Hauser Chair in Molecular Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Iowa City, IA

Andreas Wenzel, Ph.D.
Medical Affairs Manager
Novartis Pharma
Bern, Switzerland

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