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Presenter Biography

Dennis Clegg, Ph.D.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Clegg earned his B.S. degree in biochemistry at UC Davis and his Ph.D. in biochemistry at UC Berkeley. As a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Scholar at UC San Francisco, he studied neural development and regeneration and continues this avenue of research since joining the UC Santa Barbara faculty. His current emphasis is in stem cell research, with a focus on developing therapies for ocular disease. He is founder and co-director of the UC Santa Barbara Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering, and serves 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:

Keynote Speaker


Radha Ayyagari, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Benjamin Bakall, M.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Brent Batron, Colorado Center for the Blind

David Birch, Ph.D., Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Shannon Boye, Ph.D., University of Florida

Rusty Bromley, Translational Research Acceleration via Consulting

Dan Burke, Colorado Center for the Blind

Dennis Clegg, Ph.D.,, University of California, Santa Barbara

Buna Dahal,

Stephen Daiger, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Julie Deden, Colorado Center for the Blind

Arlene Drack, M.D., University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Jacque Duncan, M.D., University of California, San Francisco

Gerald Fishman, M.D., The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

John Flannery, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

David Gamm, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Morton Goldberg, M.D., Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Beth Gustin, The Center for People with Disabilities

April Hill, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Maurie Hill, Ai Squared

Dennis Hoffman, Ph.D., Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Mark Jackson, O.D., Jackson Eye Care & Walmart Vision Center

Christine Kay, M.D., University of Florida

Philip Keenan, Esq., Ambler & Keenan, LLC

Alan Kimura, Colorado Retina Associates

Mark Kleinman, M.D., University of Kentucky

Scott LaBarre, Esq., LaBarre Law Offices

Jennifer Lentz, Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Alfred Lewin, Ph.D., University of Florida

Brian Mansfield, Ph.D.

Meghan Marino, M.S., L.G.C., Cole Eye Institute

Jeff Marrazzo, M.B.A., M.P.A., Spark Therapeutics

Michel Michaelides, B.S., M.B., M.D., FRCOphth, F.A.C.S., Moorfields Eye Hospital

Jane Neglia, M.S.G., Guide Dogs for the Blind

Maureen Nietfield, Colorado Center for the Blind

Mark Pennesi, M.D., Ph.D., Casey Eye Institute

Eric Pierce, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Everett Romero, Colorado Organization of Parents of Blind Children

Tim Schoen, Ph.D., Foundation Fighting Blindness

Cary Supalo, Illinois State University

Karmen, Trzupek, M.S., C.G.C., InformedDNA

Luk Vandenberghe, Ph.D., Schepens Eye Research Institute

Douglas Walker, Hadley School for the Blind

Rebecca White, Ai Squared

Marco Zarbin, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., University Ophthalmology Consultants

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