Karmen, Trzupek, M.S., C.G.C.
Ms. Trzupek currently leads the Ocular Genetic Counseling team at InformedDNA. She has been working in the field of ophthalmic genetics since 1997. Working first in a genetics lab at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, she was part of the team that identified the first gene associated with susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration. After earning her Genetic Counseling degree from Northwestern University, Karmen returned to the Casey Eye Institute, specializing in inherited retinal and macular diseases. She has a longstanding interest in Usher syndrome, and serves on the Board of Directors of both the Hear See Hope Foundation and the Usher Syndrome Coalition.
Meet our other presenters:
Tomas S. Aleman, M.D., Scheie Eye Institute
Becky Andrews, LCMHC, FT, Resilient Solutions, Inc.
Isabelle Audo, M.D., Ph.D., Centre Hospitalier National des Quinze
Benjamin Bakall, M.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Shomi Bhattacharya, Ph.D., University College London
Daniel C. Chung, D.O., Spark Therapeutics
Dartanyon Crockett, Judo Paralympian
Gislin Dagnelie, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Stephen Daiger, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Jacque Duncan, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Neva Fairchild, American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss
Gerald Fishman, M.D., The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
John Flannery, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Jane Flower, Guide Dogs for the Blind
David Gamm, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Duane R. Geruschat, Ph.D., Salus University
James T. Handa, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Abigail Hata, M.S., C.G.C., InformedDNA
Dennis R. Hoffman, Ph.D., Retina Foundation of the Southwest
Christine Kay, M.D., Vitreo Retinal Associates
Jennifer Lentz, Ph.D., Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Gary C. Norman, Esq.
Jennifer Perry, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Gregg C. Pusateri, O.D., M.Div., Spectrios Institute for Low Vision
Dell Rodman, Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Jennifer Sanderson, Leader Dogs for the Blind
David A. Saperstein, M.D., Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington, QLT, Inc.
Mandeep Singh, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Mahmood Syed Shah, M.B.B.S., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Janet Sunness, M.D., Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Laura True, Winston Salem Industries for the Blind
Rogerio Vivaldi, M.D., Spark Therapeutics
Douglas Walker, The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Kim Walker, Ph.D., The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Donald Zack, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Marco Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Wadih Zein, M.D., National Eye Institute
Michael Zuber, Ph.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University