Awards

Awardees for Outstanding Eye and Vision Research

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Cataract Research Award

This award is given annually by the NFER and is intended to honor "an emerging scientist who has made significant contributions to lens and cataract research, and who shows promise of developing into an international leader in the field". The award consists of a plaque and a $3,000 honorarium that is annually presented at the Lens Business Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.

Past Winners:

Dan Boyle, Ph.D.

  • Division of Biology
  • Kansas State University
  • Manhattan, Kansas

K. Krishna Sharma, Ph.D.

  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • University of Missouri
  • Columbia, MO

Alan Shiels, Ph.D.

  • Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Washington University
  • St Louis, MO

Marc Kantorow, Ph.D.

  • Department of Biology
  • West Virginia University
  • Morgantown, WV

Ales Cvekl, Ph.D.

  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • New York, NY

Usha P. Andley, Ph.D.

  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • St. Louis, MO

J. Fielding Hejtmancik, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch
  • National Eye Institute
  • Bethesda, MD

David Wan-Cheng Li, Ph.D.

  • Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Ophthalmology
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Omaha, NE

Roger Truscott, Ph.D.

  • Save Sight Institute
  • University of Sydney
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia

Kirsten Lampi, Ph.D.

  • Department of Integrative Biosciences
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Portland, OR

Xiaohua Gong, Ph.D.

  • School of Optometry
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, CA

Thomas W. White, Ph.D.

  • Department of Physiology and Biophysics
  • State University of New York
  • Stony Brook, NY

Hiroshi Sasaki, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Kanazawa Medical University
  • Kanazawa, Japan

P. Vasanth Rao, Ph.D.

  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Duke University
  • Durham, NC

Paul J.. Donaldson, Ph.D.

  • Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences
  • University of Auckland
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Ian Michael Wormstone, Ph.D.

  • School of Biological Sciences
  • University of East Anglia
  • Norwich, United Kingdom

Steven Bassnett, Ph.D.

  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • St. Louis, MO

Janice L. Walker, Ph.D.

  • Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Philadelphia, PA

Frank J. Lovicu, Ph.D.

  • Department of Ocular Cell and Developmental Biology
  • The University of Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia

Catherine K. Cheng, Ph.D.

  • Indiana University School of Optometry
  • Indiana University
  • Bloomington, IN

Salil A. Lachke, Ph.D

  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE
  • Department of  Physiology
  • University of Auckland
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Kinoshita Lectureship

This prestigious international award was established in 1989 to honor Dr. Jin H. Kinoshita for his outstanding contributions to vision research. The award is given for meritorious research that contributes to the understanding of the etiology and prevention of cataract development. The recipient presents a lecture on his or her research at the biennial International Conference on the Lens Research Meeting and is awarded an honorarium of $15,000 and a plaque.

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Past Winners:

Leo T. Chylack, M.D.

  • Professor and Director
  • Center for Ophthalmic Research
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard University
  • Boston, MA

J. Samuel Zigler, Jr., Ph.D.

  • Chief Laboratory of Mechanisms of Ocular Diseases
  • National Eye Institute
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Bethesda, MD

Peter F. Kador, Ph.D.

  • Chief, Laboratory of Ocular Therapeutics
  • National Eye Institute
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Bethesda, MD

Abraham Spector, Ph.D.

  • Professor and Director
  • Ophthalmology Research
  • Columbia University
  • New York, NY

Joseph Horwitz, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute
  • UCLA School of Medicine
  • Los Angeles, CA

James L. Rae, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Department of Physiology
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Rochester, MN

Kenshi Satoh, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Science University of Tokyo
  • Chiba, Japan

Joram Piatigorsky, Ph.D.

  • Chief, Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology
  • National Eye Institute
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Bethesda, MD

Frank Giblin, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Biomedical Sciences
  • Director, Eye Research Institute
  • Oakland University
  • Rochester, MI

Marjorie Lou, Ph.D.

  • Willa Cather Professor of Biomedical Sciences
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Lincoln, NE

Johnston (John) William McAvoy, Ph.D.

  • Sydney Medical Research Foundation Professor of Experimental Ophthalmology
  • Director of Laboratory Research, Save Sight Institute
  • University of Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia

Roger John Willis Truscott, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • University of Wollongong
  • New South Wales, Australia

Robert Augusteyn, Ph.D.

  • Visiting Professor
  • University of New South Wales and University of Miami
  • Past Director
  • National Vision Research Institute of Australia
  • Ivanhoe, Australia

Richard T. Mathias, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Department of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Health Sciences Center
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Stony Brook, NY

K. Krishna Sharma, Ph.D., FARVO

  • Professor
  • Director of Research, Department of Ophthalmology
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO