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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 »

Larry Benowitz, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Neurosurgical Innovation and Research Endowed Professor
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Mass.

David J. Calkins, PhD
Vice-Chairman and Director for Research
Vanderbilt Eye Institute
Denis M. O’Day Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Director, Vanderbilt Vision Research Center
Nashville, Tenn.

Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD
Doni Solich Family Chair in Ocular Stem Cell Research
Director of CellSight
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado

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

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

Brad Fortune, OD, PhD
Associate Scientist, Discoveries in Sight Research Laboratories
Director, Electrodiagnostics Service
Devers Eye Institute, Legacy Research Institute
Portland, Oregon

David S. Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD
Albert and Diane Kaneb Chair, Director of Glaucoma and Medical Director for Clinical Research
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Co-Director of the Glaucoma Center of Excellence, Harvard Medical school
Boston, Mass.

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

Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, Calif.

Jeff Gross, PhD
E. Ronald Salvitti Chair in Ophthalmology Research
Professor of Ophthalmology, and Developmental Biology
Vice Chair and Director of Research, Department of Ophthalmology
Director, Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Zhigang He, PhD, BM
Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Research Associate
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Mass.

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

Felipe A. Medeiros, MD PhD
Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology, Joseph AC Wadsworth Endowed Chair
Vice Chair for Technology, Director, Clinical Research Unit, Department of Ophthalmology
Duke University
Durham, NC

Jason S. Meyer, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Department of Ophthalmology, Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Ahmara Gibbons Ross, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Pennsylvania
Scheie Eye Institute
Philadelphia, PA

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

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO
Joseph A. C. Wadsworth Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
Durham, NC

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

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School,
Associate Chief of Ophthalmology Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Howe Laboratory
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Boston, Mass.

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