Professor, University of California, Berkeley. Programs in Optometry, Vision Science, Infectious Disease and Immunity, and Microbiology. Vice President, Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society. Former President, International Society for Contact Lens Research. Councillor, American Society for Microbiology. Recipient of the 2005 Glenn A. Fry Award and the 2010 Korb Award. Editorial Boards: PLoS ONE, Infection & Immunity, and Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science.
Moores Professor of Vision Science, Biology and Optometry and Associate Dean Research/Graduate Studies in Physiological Optics and Vision Science, College of Optometry, University of Houston; Editor of the journal, Documenta Ophthalmologica; Fellow of the Association for Reserach in Vision and Ophthalmology (FARVO): Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO); 2008 Glenn A. Fry Award for Research, American Optometric Foundation; 2006 Brian Boycott Retinal Research Award
Senior Research Scientist (PI) in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology a constituent part of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.
Research interests include the use of image processing and machine learning techniques for medical image analysis and retrieval, imaging for radiation therapy, survival analysis for cancer, information retrieval, and statistical modeling.
Stephen L. Macknik trained as a postdoc with Zachary Mainen at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and David Hubel at Harvard Medical School. He has a BA in Psychobiology, Biology and Psychology from the Univ of California, Santa Cruz, and a PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard Univ, with Margaret Livingstone. His research seeks to understand the neural underpinnings of visual awareness and attention, and the neural consequences of cerebral blood flow in the healthy brain and in neurological disorders.
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, Physiology at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. Founding Member and President of the Neural Correlate Society and Executive Producer of the annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Former Executive Board Member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. Advisory Board Member and Columnist for Scientific American Mind.
Prof Thomas Ritter, leader of research programme, was recruited by the National University of Ireland, Galway as a lecturer in Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine and assumed his position in March 2005. Prof. Ritter has over 20 year experience in the field of gene therapy in organ transplantation. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1994 from the Max-Planck Research group of Immunology / Rheumatology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany where he worked on the molecular characterization of T cell receptors specific for human collagen type II. Having completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Marseille, Center of Immunology in 1995, Prof. Ritter took up a faculty position at the prestigious Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany. He worked as a leader of the gene therapy programme in experimental transplantation in the Institute of Medical Immunology under the directorship of Prof. Dr. H.-D. Volk. His research focused on the development of efficient viral gene-transfer systems for application in transplantation medicine. Prof. Ritter was successful in obtaining funding from the German Research Foundation and the Ministry of Health and Research as well as from industry (Schering). Prof. Ritter completed his 'Habilitation' (postdoctoral lecture qualification) in Immunology in 2002 followed by a promotion to assistant professor in 2003.
Senior staff researcher at the French National Institut of Health Research (Inserm). Head of the therapeutics department and director of the research team "Inflammation, degeneration and vascular remodelling in retinal disease" at the Vision Institute in Paris. Recipient of a ERC starting grant.
Dean Emeritus & University Distinguished Service Professor of Epidemiology & International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Awards include the Danone International Prize for Nutrition; the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award; the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, & the Duke Elder International Gold Medal. Past President of the Association of Schools of Public, the 19th Chair of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, & the Chairman of the Lasker Foundation
Professor at School of Psychology in Nanjing Normal University. Working on physiological bases of neurological and psychiatric diseases.