Scientific Review Committee

The Scientific Review Committee (SRC) meets annually to evaluate award applications. Most members are FFS alumni or mentors, and all have expertise in ophthalmology and/or vision research. The SRC is co-chaired by Curtis R. Brandt, PhD, of the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Gail Seigel, PhD, of the Univ. of Buffalo-SUNY, and Linda McLoon, PhD, of the University of Minnesota. Committee members volunteer many hours during the annual review process and are truly one of our greatest assets. We are grateful for their assistance.

If you would like to join us, please download and fax or email us a Scientific Review Committee Application.

ANTERIOR
Vinay K. Aakalu, MDUniversity of Illinois
Sumayya Ahmad, MDMount Sinai School of Medicine
Penny Asbell, MDMount Sinai School of Medicine
Jimmy Bartlett, ODUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Priti Batta, MDNew York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Mount Sinai
Audrey Bernstein, PhDIcahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Curtis Brandt, PhD (SRC co-chair)University of Wisconsin-Madison
Eric N. Brown, MD, PhDVanderbilt University
Roy S.  Chuck, MD, PhDMontefiore Medical Center
Abbot Clark, PhDUNT Health Science Center
Anne Coleman, MD, PhDUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Di Ding, PhDUniversity of Miami
Yiqin Du, MD, PhDUniversity of Pittsburgh
Melinda Duncan, PhDUniversity of Delaware
Erika Eggers, PhDUniversity of Arizona
Dorette Ellis, PhDUNT Health Science Center
Peter Frederikse, PhDUniversity of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
Mihaela Gadjeva, PhDBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Ronald Gentile, MDNew York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Mount Sinai
Lee Goldstein, MD, PhDBoston University
Jack V.  Greiner, PhDHarvard University
Anne Griep, PhDUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Thomas Grippo, MDYale University
David Gritz, MDMontefiore Medical Center
Pedram Hamrah, MDTufts University School of Medicine
Russell Higbee, PhDSanofi
Andrew Huang, MD, MPHWashington University in St. Louis
Omer Iqbal, MDLoyola University
Anna Junk, MDBascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Dimitrios Karamichos, PhDUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Sanjay Kedhar, MDNew York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Mount Sinai
Kate Keller, PhDOregon Health & Science University
Norman J. Kleiman, PhD 
(Board President)
Columbia University
Ashok Kumar, PhDWayne State University School of Medicine
Kirsten Lampi, PhDOregon Health & Science University
Darren J.  Lee, PhDUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Jimmy K. Lee, MDYale University
Paloma  Liton, PhDDuke University
Ann-Marie Lobo, MDMassachusetts Eye & Ear, Harvard Medical School
Miguel A. Materin, MDYale University
Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, MDULCA
Sangita Patel, MD, PhDUniversity at Buffalo
Matthew Petroll, PhDUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Stephen Pflugfelder, MDBaylor College of Medicine
Michelle Rhee, MDIcahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Frances Rucker, PhDNew England College of Optometry
Kimberly Sippel, MDNY-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Rachel K. Sobel, MDVanderbilt University
Christopher Starr, MDNY-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Jody Summers, PhDUniversity of Oklahoma
Kathy K.  Svoboda, PhDTexas A&M University
Carol B. Toris, PhDUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center
John Ubels, PhDCalvin College
J. Mario Wolosin, PhDMount Sinai School of Medicine
Albert Wu, MDStandford University
Fu-Shin Yu, PhDWayne State University School of Medicine
Renping Zhou, PhDRutgers, The State University of NJ
 
POSTERIOR
Anita Agarwal, MDVanderbilt University
Thomas Albini, MDUniversity of Miami
Michael Anderson, PhDUniversity of Iowa
Vadim Arshavsky, PhDDuke Eye Institute
Sheila A.  Baker, MDUniversity of Iowa
Sherry Ball, PhDCase Western Reserve University
Guy R. Barile, MDColumbia University
S. Patricia Becerra, PhDNational Eye Institute
Sujoy Bhattacharya, PhDUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center
Ashay D. Bhatwadekar, PhDIndiana University
Shannon E. Boye, PhDUniversity of Florida
Nicholas Brecha, PhDUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Scott Brodie, MD, PhDMount Sinai School of Medicine
Steven E. Brooks, MDColumbia University Irving Medical Center
Joseph Carroll, PhDMedical College of Wisconsin
R.V. Paul Chan, MDNY-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Simon J.  Clark, PhDUniversity of Manchester
Wesley Clay Smith, PhDUniversity of Florida
Allen Clermont, MSJoslin Diabetes Center
Tiziana Cogliati, PhDNational Institutes of Health
Rosalie Crouch, PhDMedical University of South Carolina
Patricia D’Amore, PhDSchepens Eye Research Institute
Richard Dix, PhDGeorgia State University
Janis T.  Eells , PhDUniversity of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Patricia Fernandez Robredo, PhDUniversidad de Navarra
Paulo A. Ferreira, PhDDuke University
Steven Fliesler, PhDSaint Louis University
Patrice  Fort, PhDUniversity of Michigan
Laura J.  Frishman, PhDUniversity of Houston
Sabine Fuhrmann, PhDVanderbilt University
Nady Golestaneh, PhDGeorgetown University
Peter J. Gouras, MDColumbia University
Gregory H. Grossman, PhDAlabama Eye Bank
Alecia K. Gross, PhDUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Jeffrey Gross, PhDUniversity of Texas at Austin
Meenakashi  Gupta, MDNew York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Mount Sinai
Abigail Hackam, PhDBascom Palmer Eye Institute / University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Kavita Hegde, MD, PhDCoppin State University
John  D.  Hulleman, PhDUT Southwestern Medical Center
Yoshikazu Imanishi, PhDCase Western Reserve University
Thomas Johnson, PhDNational Eye Institute
Bryan Jones, PhDUniversity of Utah
Hemant Khanna, PhDUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
Peter  Koulen, PhDUniversity of Missouri
Markus Kuehn, PhDUniversity of Iowa
Edward  Levine, PhDVanderbilt University
Wei Li, PhDBascom Palmer Eye Institute / University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Phoebe Lin, MD, PhDOregon Health & Science University
Daniel M.  Lipinski, DphilMedical College of Wisconsin
Stephanie Llop, MDNew York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Mount Sinai
Goldis Malek, PhDDuke University
Tammy M. Martin, PhDOregon Health & Science University
Kirill Martemyanov, PhDScripps Research
Diana Mitchell, PhDUniversity of Idaho
Vanessa M.  Morales-Tirado, PhDUniversity of Tennesse Health Science Center
Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhDUniversity at Buffalo
Robert Mullins, PhDUniversity of Iowa
Manbir Nagra, PhDUniversity of London
Judith Ogilvie, PhD, FARVOSaint Louis University
Dolly Ann Padovani-Claudio, MD, PhDVanderbilt University
Iok-Hou Pang, PhDUNT Health Science Center
Machelle Pardue, PhDAtlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Neal Peachey, PhDCleveland Clinic
Mark Pennesi, MD, PhD Casey Eye Institute
Simon Petersen-Jones, PhDCollege of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University
Yureeda Qazi, MD Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
Roxana A.  Radu, MD UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute
Manas Ranjan Biswal, PhD University of Florida
Tatiana Rebrik,  PhD College of Engineering, University of Iowa
Tonia Rex, PhDUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center
Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD NY-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Holly Rosenzweig, PhDOregon Health & Science University
Sayon Roy, PhD Boston University
Rebecca M. Sappington, PhDVanderbilt Univerisity
Hermann Schubert, MD Columbia University
Gail Seigel, PhD (SRC co-chair) University of Buffalo-SUNY
Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD University of Illinois
Travis Smith, PhD Oregon Health & Science University
R. Theodore Smith, MD, PhD Columbia University
W. Daniel Stamer, PhD University of Arizona
Jena J. Steinle, PhD Wayne State University
William K.  Stell, MD, PhD University of Calgary
Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD University of Colorado
Jack M. Sullivan, MD, PhD University of Buffalo-SUNY
Cynthia Toth, MD Duke University School of Medicine
Elias Traboulsi, MD Cleveland Clinic
Steven Tsang, MD, PhD Columbia University
Matthew J.  Van Hook, PhD University of Nebraska Medical Center
Rohit Varma, MD, MPH University of Southern California
Andrea Vincent, MD The University of Auckland
Josh Wallman, PhD City College of New York
Gadi Wollstein, MD NYU Langone Eye Center
Jun Yang, PhD John A. Moran Eye Center
Thomas Yorio, PhD UNT Health Science Center
Wenbo Zhang, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch Health
Xin Zhang, MDUniversity at Buffalo
Jimmy Zhou, MSc, PhD Yale University
 
VISION & MOTOR PATHWAYS
Francisco H. Andrade, PhDUniversity of Kentucky
Sanjoy K. Bhattacharya, PhDBascom Palmer Eye Institute
Dingcai Cao, PhDUniversity of Illinois
Douglas L. Cohn, DVMAlbany Medical Center
Ross F. Collery, PhDMedical College of Wisconsin
Aniruddha Das, PhDColumbia University
Vallabh E. Das, PhDUniversity of Houston
David Feldhiem, PhDUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Jerome Fleuriet, PhDUniversity of Washington, Seattle
Alyson Fournier, PhDMcGill University
Fatema Ghasia, MDCleveland Clinic
Lynn Gordon, MDUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Jane Gwiazda, PhDNew England College of Optometry
Richard W. Hertle, MDChildren’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron
John R. Hetling, PhDUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Andrew Huberman, PhDUniversity of California, San Diego
Karen Joos, MD, PhDVanderbilt University
Yaping Joyce Liao, MD, PhDStanford University
Randy Kardon, MD, PhDUniversity of Iowa
Iris  Kassem , MD, PhDMedical College of Wisconsin
Barrett Katz, MD, MBAMontefiore Medical Center
Marjean Kulp, OD, MS Ohio State University
Flora Levin, MDYale University
Carol Mason, PhDColumbia University
Louise Mawn, MDVanderbilt University
Linda McLoon, PhD (SRC co-chair)University of Minnesota
Mashael Namaeh, OD, MS, PhDTusculum University
Jeffrey Odel, MDColumbia University
Victoria S. Pelak , MDUniversity of Colorado
Vittorio Porciatti, PhDBascom Palmer Eye Institute / University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhDUniversity of Southern California
Daniel J. Salchow, MDYale University
Duje Tadin, PhDUniversity of Rochester
James C. Tsai, MDYale University
Lin Wang, MD, PhDLegacy Devers Eye Institute
Wen-jeng Melissa Yao, MDMontefiore Medical Center
Qasim Zaidi, PhDState University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry
Gulab Zode, PhDUNT Health Science Center