Debora B. Farber, Ph.D.

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 is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. From 1994 until 2005 Dr. Farber served as Associate Director of the Jules Stein Eye Institute and Co-Chief of its Vision Science Division. Dr. Farber is also a member of UCLA¹s Molecular Biology Institute and of UCLA¹s Brain Research Institute. She has discovered several genes that when mutated cause different types of retinal degenerations and lately has been working on the development of novel gene therapy methods to cure inherited diseases of the retina.

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