Member Stories

Learn more about ARVO members' research, their contributions to the eye and vision science community.

Doing things differently: New models for support and collaboration
Entreprenuerialism is alive and well in eye research, with some institutions establishing truly alternative sources of funding and ways of doing research. Read more.

Justin Hanes, PhD
Hanes discusses the research and resources currently behind GrayBug, a company that has received three NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants. Read more.

Meet the new Trustees
Raymond A. Applegate, OD, PhD, FARVO; Andrew D. Dick, MBBS, MD, FMedSci and Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, FARVO have joined the Board of Trustees. They open up to ARVONews about their plans, ambitions and themselves. Read more.

Vemuganti counsels young researchers to "Give your best" professionally and personally
Geeta K. Vemuganti shares with ARVONews her inspirations, highlights and advice as a woman scientist in the field of ophthalmology. Read more.

2014 Champalimaud Award recipients
Seven ARVO members received the Champalimaud Vision Award for their groundbreaking work to treat AMD and diabetic retinopathy, the most important causes of blindness in high and middle income countries. Read more.  

Deborah Carper, PhD
The first female deputy director at the National Eye Institute (NEI), Carper retired at the end of May after 40 years at the National Institutes of Health. In addition to senior management, her distinguished career at NEI encompassed research, publishing and mentoring, and she has been a long-time ARVO member and contributor. Read more.

2013 Champalimaud Award recipients
Meet the four institutions recognized with the Antonio Champalimaud Award for bringing much needed eye care services to the population of Nepal for more than 20 years. Read more.

Martine Jager, MD, PhD, FARVO
Former ARVO president, Jager has been selected for the 2014 Joanne G. Angle Award for her contribution to ARVO and to eye research. Read more.

Machelle Pardue, PhD
Pardue is a research career scientist at the Atlanta Veteran Administration Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Pardue’s laboratory focuses on mechanisms and treatments of retinal disease using animal models. Read more.

Henry Klassen, MD, PhD
Klassen gets funding from Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases program for pre-drug development research. Read more.

Anne Elsner, PhD, FARVO
This is the first in a series of articles about ARVO member entrepreneurs whose companies have received Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer grants from NIH. Read more

Sarah E. Coupland, MBBS, PhD, FARVO
Meet the newly elected ARVO Board trustee for the Anatomy/Pathology (AP) Section. Read more.

Megan E. Capozzi
Meet the new Member-in-Training Board member. Read more.

'Two-way communication is essential'
Trustee Linda McLoon’s lab hosts a surprise visit from Congressional aides that proves enlightening for both scientists and policymakers. Read more.

Janine Austin Clayton, MD, FARVO
Meet the new director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health and the associate director of Research on Women’s Health. Read more

Christopher Austin, MD
NIH names Austin the new NCATS director. Read more.

2012 Champalimaud Award recipients
Three ARVO Members describe "in their own words" their goals as recipients of the prestigious award. Read more.

Paul Sternberg, Jr., MD, FARVO
"The major highlight with the Academy is being selected by my peers to be president. My father was an ophthalmologist and a member of the Academy, so it has special meaning for me." Read more.

Delu Song, MD
"My ideal job would include being able to better connect my clinical work and research. I want to be able to transform clinical problems into relevant experiments, and then use the resulting data to create services and products that can be used in a clinical setting." Read more.

Anna Enzsoly, MD
"Not only was it a great experience for me to work in his excellent laboratory, but also our common project was a significant motivation for me to turn my attention toward new questions." Read more.

Christopher Paterson, PhD, DSc, FARVO
"With those and other issues in mind, I do support the need for a source of funding to explore and develop new programs to enhance the mission of ARVO." Read more.

Steve Charles, MD, FACS, FICS and Joyce Tombran-Tink, PhD, FARVO
Meet the ARVO Foundation's newest board members. Read more.