Dennis Clegg, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Clegg earned his bachelors degree in biochemistry at UC Davis and his PhD in biochemistry at UC Berkeley, where he used emerging methods in recombinant DNA to study the sensory transduction systems of bacteria. As a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Scholar at UC San Francisco, he studied neural development and regeneration. He has continued this avenue of research since joining the UC Santa Barbara faculty, with studies of extracellular matrix and integrin function in the developing eye. His current emphasis is in stem cell research, with a focus on developing therapies for ocular disease. Dr. Clegg is founder and Co-Director of the UC Santa Barbara Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering, and has served on advisory boards for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Center for Regenerative Medicine. He is a Co-Principal Investigator of The California Project to Cure Blindness, a multi-disciplinary effort to develop a stem cell therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
Meet our other presenters:
Becky Andrews, Resilient Solutions, Inc.
Dan Ashman, Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Benjamin Bakall, M.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Jessica Bimmerman, Leader Dogs for the Blind
Shannon Boye, Ph.D., University of Florida
Carol Castellano, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
Dennis Clegg, Ph.D.,, University of California, Santa Barbara
Stephen Daiger, Ph.D.,, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Christine (Christy) Donmoyer, Ph.D., Allegheny College
Jacque Duncan, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Timothy Elder, TRE Legal Practice, LLC.
Neva Fairchild, National Independent Living Associate
Gerald Fishman, M.D., The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
David Gamm, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
James T. Handa, M.D., Wilmer Eye Institute
Bob Hart, Ski for Light
Maurie Hill, Ai Squared
Dennis R. Hoffman, Ph.D., Retina Foundation of the Southwest
Ginger Irwin, The Hadley School for the Blind
Christine Kay, M.D., University of Florida
Jennifer Kennedy, Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Meghan Marino, M.S., L.G.C., Cole Eye Institute
Eric Pierce, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Gregg C. Pusateri, O.D., M.Div. Spectrios Institute for Low Vision
Janet Sunness, M.D., Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Karmen, Trzupek, M.S., C.G.C., InformedDNA
Chelsea White, The Seeing Eye, Inc.
Colleen Wunderlich, The Hadley School for the Blind
Paul Yang, M.D., Ph.D., Casey Eye Institute