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Monica L. Vetter, PhD


Dr. Vetter is Professor and Chair of the Neurobiology and Anatomy department, and Adjunct Professor in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Utah. After attending McGill University, she attained her PhD from the University of California in San Francisco.

An established neuroscientist, Dr. Vetter has published numerous scientific papers. Her lab focuses on understanding the pathways controlling neural development and degeneration in the retina, as degeneration of retinal neurons can cause progressive blindness in diseases like glaucoma.

Dr. Vetter is a founding member of the first Catalyst for a Cure research consortium and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Catalyst for a Cure Biomarker Initiative.

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