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Presenter Biography

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:


Rebecca Alexander

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 Brill

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

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