John Flannery, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Flannery is Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology in the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Flannery is a vice chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation Fighting Blindness and a Principal Investigator in the Kearn Center for the Study of Retinal Degeneration at University of California, San Francisco. He has worked on retinal diseases since he was an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the laboratory of Steve Fisher, completing his Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 1982. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Jules Stein Eye Institute with Professors Dean Bok and Debora Farber. In 1991, Dr. Flannery joined the faculty at the University of Florida and, in 1995, moved to his current departments at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Flannery focuses on developing gene therapies for inherited retinal degenerations.
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
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
Bob Hart, Ski for Light
Maurie Hill, Ai Squared
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, Seeing Eye, Inc.
Colleen Wunderlich, The Hadley School for the Blind