Steering Committee

Radha Ayyagari, Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology
Director of Shiley Eye Institute Biobank
University of California, San Diego

Stephen P. Daiger, Ph.D.
TS Matney Professor of Environmental and Genetic Sciences
Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences
School of Public Health
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Evan G. DeRenzo, M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Center for Ethics
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

John D. Gottsch, M.D.
Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Wilmer Eye Institute

Suzanne Hart, Ph.D.
Associate Investigator
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health

J. Fielding Hejtmancik, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Officer
Section on Molecular Ophthalmic Genetics
Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch
National Eye Institute

Richard A. Lewis, M.D.*
Professor of Ophthalmology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Molecular and Human Genetics
The Huffington Center on Aging, and the National School for Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

*Chair, eyeGENE®Steering Committee

Ian M. MacDonald, M.D., CM
Professor
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Rodney W. Nowakowski, O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O.
Director, Genetic and Advanced Diagnostic Testing
VisionAmerica of Birmingham

Jerome I. Rotter, M.D.
Director, Institute for Translational Genomics and Population Sciences
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Elias I. Traboulsi, M.D.
Director and Professor of Ophthalmology
Center for Genetic Eye Diseases
Cole Eye Institute, The Cleveland Clinic

David Valle, M.D.
Henry J. Knott Professor and Director
Institute of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Beverly M. Yashar, M.S., C.G.C, Ph.D.
Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Training Program
Associate Clinical Professor, Human Genetics
University of Michigan