Advance Conference Speakers

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Francesco BandelloFrancesco Bandello, MD, FEBO
Professor and Chairman Department of Ophthalmology
University Vita-Salute, Ospedale San Raffaele
Milan, Italy


Lt. Col. Richard J. Blanch, BSc, MBChB, PhD, MRCS (Edin), FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist
Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
Birmingham, England, UK


Claude Burgoyne PhotoClaude F. Burgoyne, MD, FARVO
Senior Scientist and Van Buskirk Chair for Ophthalmic Research 
Director, Optic Nerve Head Research Laboratory
Devers Eye Institute, Discoveries in Sight Research Laboratories
Portland, Ore.


Livia Carvalho PhotoLivia Carvalho, PhD
Senior Lecturer
University of Western Australia
Lions Eye Institute
Perth, Australia


Gemmy Cheung PhotoGemmy Chui Ming Cheung, MBBS, FRCOphth, FAMS, MCI
Professor and Senior Consultant
Singapore National Eye Centre
Singapore, Singapore


Brad Cunningham photoBrad Cunningham, MSE, PGC-AIML, RAC
Captain, US Public Health Service
Associate Office Director 
Office of Ophthalmic, Anesthesia, Respiratory, ENT & Dental Devices
Office of Product Evaluation and Quality 
CDRH, Food and Drug Administration 
Silver Spring, Md.


Darlene Dartt PhotoDarlene A. Dartt, PhD, FARVO
Senior Scientist
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Mass Eye and Ear
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Mass.


Taraprasad Das PhotoTaraprasad Das MD, FRCS, DSc
Vice Chairman, LV Prasad Eye Institute
Hyderabad, India
Professor of Ophthalmology, Sun Yet-Sen University
Guangzhou, China
Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester Medical School
Rochester, NY


Joseph Memer PhotoJoseph L. Demer, MD, PhD, FARVO
Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology
Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Division
Stein Eye Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Health
Los Angeles, Calif.


Jacque Duncan PhotoJacque L. Duncan, MD, FARVO
Interim Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
University of California - San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, Calif.


Andrew FeolaAndrew J. Feola, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Emory University
Research Biologist, Center for Visual & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation
Atlanta VA (Atlanta Veteran's Affairs)
Decatur, Ga.


Alecia GrossAlecia K. Gross, PhD, FARVO
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, Heersink School of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Ala.


Hans Grossniklaus photoHans E. Grossniklaus, MD, FARVO
Vice Chair, Translational Research, Department of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Ga


Neena Haider PhotoNeena Haider, PhD, FARVO
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Mass.


Jarrod HarmanJarrod Harman, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard School of Medicine
Boston, Mass.


Kendra Hileman, PhD
VP, Head of Instrumentation Research & Development
Alcon Research, Ltd.
Fort Worth, Texas


Alex Hui PhotoAlex Hui, OD, PhD, FAAO
Head, Biosciences, Centre for Ocular Research and Education
University of Waterloo
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science
Faculty of Medicine and Health, UNSW Sydney
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Dan IgnaszewskiDan Ignaszewski
Executive Director
National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) and Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR)
Rockville, Md.


Isabelle JalbertIsabelle Jalbert, OD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
School of Optometry and Vision Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health
Syndey, New South Wales, Australia


Jessica Jasien PhotoJessica V. Jasien, PhD, FAAO
Clinical R&D, Global Clinical Operations
Houston, Texas



Bryan Jones PhotoBryan William Jones, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Moran Eye Center
The University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah


Aparna Lakkaraju PhotoAparna Lakkaraju, Phd
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Edward and Estelle Alexander Endowed Chair for Vision Research 
University of California - San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, Calif.


Kirsten Lampi PhotoKirsten J. Lampi, MS, PhD
Professor, Integrative Biosciences
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Ore.


Van Lansingh photoVan C. Lansingh, MD, MBA, PhD, FARVO
Chief Medical Officer
Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico 


Maureen A. McCall, PhD, FARVO
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Kentucky Lions Eye Center
Univeristy of Louisville
Louisville, Ky.


Juliet Moncaster PhotoJuliet Moncaster, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University
Boston, Mass


Robert Mullins PhotoRobert F. Mullins, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Institute for Vision Research
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa


Eric Papas PhotoEric Papas, PhD
Emeritus Professor
School of Optometry & Vision Science
University of New South Wales
New South Wales, Australia


Mengxi ShenMengxi Shen, MD, PhD
Research Fellow
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, Fla.


Daisy Shu PhotoDaisy Shu, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear
Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Mass.


Raji Shyam PhotoRaji Shyam, PhD
Assistant Professor
Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, Ind.


Ian A. Sigal, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Bioengineering
Ocular Biomechanics Laboratory
Director, Image Acquisition and Analysis Core Module, Ophthalmology and  Visual Sciences Center
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Jeremy Sivak photoJeremy M. Sivak, PhD 
Senior Scientist and Glaucoma Research Chair
Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network
Associate Professor, University of Toronto School of Medicine
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Preeti Subramanian photoPreeti Subramanian, PhD
Director of Scientific Programs, Vision Science
BrightFocus Foundation
Clarksburg, Md.


Stephanie Watson PhotoStephanie Watson OAM Bsc(Med), MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO
Head, Corneal Research Group, The University of Sydney
Save Sight Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Health
co-Deputy Director, Industry, Innovation and Commercialisation
Sydney Nano
Head, Corneal Unit, Sydney Eye Hospital
Chair, Australian Vision Research (formerly Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia)
Sydney, Australia


* Speaker list is subject to change without notice.