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Scientific Advisors

All of our scientific advisors volunteer their time and expertise, helping to ensure that the Glaucoma Research Foundation invests in the most promising research in the fight against glaucoma.

Our Shaffer Grant Advisory Committee evaluates Shaffer Grant applications and determines which projects the Glaucoma Research Foundation will fund each year. The Catalyst for a Cure (CFC) Advisory Board assists in identifying target objectives for the CFC research consortium and monitors the progress of CFC principal investigators. Read about the research we fund »

Balwantray Chauhan, PhD
Professor and Director of Research
Department of Ophthalmology
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

George A. Cioffi, MD
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, N.Y.

Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD
Frances and Ray Stark Professor of Ophthalmology
Jules Stein Eye Institute
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Professor of Epidemiology,
UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health
Los Angeles, California

Adriana Di Polo, PhD
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
University of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Scott Fraser, PhD
Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering,
Director of Science Initiatives
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Christopher A. Girkin, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Glaucoma Service
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital
Birmingham, Alabama

David S. Greenfield, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Steven L. Mansberger, MD, MPH
Vice-Chair and Director of Glaucoma Services, Devers Eye Institute
Senior Scientist, Legacy Health
Portland, Oregon

Martin Raff, MD
Emeritus Professor, Department of Biology
University College London
London, U.K.

Douglas Rhee, MD
Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Joel S. Schuman, MD
Professor & Chairman of Ophthalmology
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Ernst R. Tamm, MD
Professor and Chairman
Institute of Human Anatomy & Embryology
Department of Anatomy
University of Regensburg
Regensburg, Germany

Monica Vetter, PhD
Neurobiology and Anatomy Department Chair
George and Lorna Winder Professor of Neuroscience
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Martin B. Wax, MD
Chief Medical Officer and EVP R&D
PanOptica, Inc.
Mount Arlington, New Jersey

Arthur J. Weber, PhD
Professor
Director of Research and Graduate Studies
Department of Physiology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Mich.

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Boston, Mass.

Linda M. Zangwill, PhD
Professor, Hamilton Glaucoma Center
Shiley Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, Calif.

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