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

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
Fran and Ray Stark Professor of Ophthalmology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Professor of Epidemiology
UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health

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
Director, Lady Davis Research Institute, Jewish General Hospital
Alva Chair in Human Genetics
Professor of Biochemistry
McGill University

J. Anthony Movshon, PhD
University Professor, Silver Professor
Center for Neural Science
New York University

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
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH
Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology
Professor and Vice Chair of Research Administration
University of Alabama at Birmingham

John S. Penn, PhD
Phyllis G. and William B. Snyder 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
Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Department of Ophthalmology
Columbia University

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD
Paul Austin Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary


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
Johns Hopkins University

Robert Eugene Anderson, MD, PhD
Special Consultant to RPB Staff 
George Lynn Cross Research Professor
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Dean A. McGee Professor of Ophthalmology
Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Adjunct Professor of Geriatrics
Director of Research, Dean A. McGee Eye Institute
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

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









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