Alex W. Cohen M.D., Ph.D.

Chairman HFV Board of Visionary Scientists
Dean A. McGee Eye Institute
Oklahoma City, OK
Dean A. McGee Eye Institute Oklahoma City, OK Dr. Cohen received his M.D., Ph.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2006. He did his internship in New York City, followed by ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa. After residency Dr. Cohen spent a year as a fellow in cornea and external... Learn more

Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, Florida
Dr. Alfonso completed his undergraduate degree at Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut and his medical degree from Yale University. He joined Bascom Palmer and the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1981 as a resident. He then completed fellowships in corneal and external diseases, ophthalmic pathology, and... Learn more

Jean Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology,
Scheie Eye Institute & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics Philadelphia, PA Dr. Bennett attended Yale University and graduated in 1976 with a degree in honors biolog... Learn more

Thomas W. Chalberg, Ph.D.

Avalanche Biotech
San Francisco, CA
Avalanche Biotech San Francisco, CA Dr. Chalberg is a co-founder and CEO of Avalanche, a clinical-stage ophthalmology company focused on the discovery and development of biologics for retinal diseases. Prior to joining Avalanche, Dr. Chalberg worked on the ophthalmology team at Genentech, helping to launc... Learn more

Debora B. Farber, Ph.D.

Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Center for Health Science
Los Angeles, CA
Jules Stein Eye Institute UCLA Center for Health Science Los Angeles, CA Dr. Farber received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires in 1966 and subsequently completed postdoctoral work in the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She... Learn more

Joe G. Hollyfield, Ph.D.

Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Cole Eye Institute Cleveland Clinic Foundation Dr. Hollyfield received his Ph.D. degree in Zoology in 1966 from the University of Texas at Austin and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Hubrecht Laboratory in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In 1995, he moved to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from the Retinitis... Learn more

Samuel G. Jacobson, M.D., Ph.D.

Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations, Scheie Eye Institute
Philadelphia, PA
Samuel G. Jacobson, M.D., Ph.D. Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations Scheie Eye Institute Dr. Jacobson received his M.D. in 1970 from the University of Illinois and earned his Ph.D. from the University of London in 1977. After he completed his Ph.D., he began his training in ophthalmology at Harvard... Learn more

Nancy J. Mangini, Ph.D.

Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest
Gary, IN
Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest Dr. Mangini earned her Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis in 1978 and continued with postdoctoral work at Purdue University in the fields of visual electrophysiology and biochemistry. She currently is professor of cell biology and anatomy at Indiana... Learn more

Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.

John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Miami, FL​
John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics Miami, FL​   Dr. Pericak-Vance is the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department Professor of Human Genomics and Director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics. She is a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and... Learn more

Carmen Puliafito, M.D., M.B.A.

Dean, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Dean, Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California Dr. Puliafito received his M.D. from Harvard University and earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Miller School of... Learn more