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Research to Prevent Blindness

Scientific Advisory Panel

 Scientific Advisory Panel sitting in board room

Robin Ali, PhD, FMedSci 
Professor, Human Molecular Genetics
Head of Department of Genetics
Division of Molecular Therapy  
University College London Institute of Ophthalmology
Visiting Professor
Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan

Vadim Y. Arshavsky, PhD
Helena Rubinstein Professor and Scientific Director
Department of Ophthalmology
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University Medical Center

Peter A. Campochiaro, MD
George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Professor of Ophthalmology
and Neuroscience
Director, Retinal Cell and Molecular Laboratory
The Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD
The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation
Professor of Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Professor in Department of Epidemiology
Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health
University of California at Los Angeles

Jonathan M. Holmes, MD
Joseph E. and Rose Marie Green Professor of Visual Sciences and Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic

Roderick R. McInnes, CM, MD, PhD, FRSC
Alva Chair in Human Genetics
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Biochemistry
McGill University

J. Anthony Movshon, PhD
University Professor and Silver Professor
Center for Neural Science
New York University
Professor of Ophthalmology and of
Neuroscience and Physiology
NYU Langone School of Medicine

Jerry Y. Niederkorn, PhD
The George A. and Nancy P. Shutt Professor of Medical Science
The Royal C. Miller Chair in AMD Research
Vice Chair for Research
Department of Ophthalmology and Microbiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH
Nathan E. Miles Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology
Professor and Director, Clinical Research Unit
University of Alabama at Birmingham

John S. Penn, PhD
Phyllis G. and William B. Snyder Endowed Professor and Vice Chairman
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering
Riffenburgh Professor in Glaucoma Research
Research Director and Vice Chair for Translational Research
Department of Ophthalmology
Roski Eye Institute
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Stephen H. Tsang, MD, PhD
Laszlo Z. Bito Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia Stem Cell Initiative and Institute of Human Nutrition
Columbia University Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD
Paul Austin Chandler Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Ophthalmology 
Co-Director, Glaucoma Center of Excellence
Associate Director, Ocular Genomics Institute
Associate Director, Howe Laboratory, MEEI
Harvard Medical School
Associate Member, Broad Institute, Harvard and MIT

Advisors 

Sheila West, PhD
Scientific Advisor to the RPB Board of Trustees and Special Advisor
to RPB Staff
El  - Maghraby Professor of Preventive Ophthalmology
Director of the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Robert Eugene Anderson, MD, PhD
Special Consultant to RPB Staff 
Emeritus Professor
George Lynn Cross Research Professor
James P. Luton Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology
Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
and Geriatric Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

John E. Dowling, PhD
Special Consultant to RPB Staff
Gordon and Llura Gund Research Professor of Neurosciences
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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