Laboratory of Immunology Clinical Branch Alumni Association

The goal of the National Eye Institute Laboratory of Immunology-Clinical Branch (LICB) Alumni Association is to provide a rapid and continuing connection among the more than 100 present and former LI scientists. Toward this goal we have proposed a biannual scientific meeting, publication of a semiannual newsletter, and establishment of an e-mail network. This association will facilitate scientific exchange, clinical case discussion, and friendly communication among the LI alumni.

For further information, please send an e-mail message to:

Chi-Chao Chan, M.D. chanc@helix.nih.gov

Janine (Smith) Austin Clayton, M.D. Janine.Clayton@nih.gov

Igal Gery, Ph.D. igery@helix.nih.gov

H. Nida Sen, M.D., M.H.Sc. senh@nei.nih.gov

Or send a FAX to (301) 402-0485

NEI/LI-CB Alumni Association Activities

The NEI/LI Alumni Association was proposed during the 100th American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in Chicago in November 1996. Drs. Bob Nussenblatt, Chi-Chao Chan, Scott Whitcup, Janine Smith (Clayton), Ruben Belfort, Ed Holland, Janet Davis, Carl Herbort, Marc deSmet, Dan Martin, David Callanan initiated the proposal. With enthusiastic support from many other alumni, the NEI/LI Alumni Association was officially announced in the first Alumni Newsletter in February 1998. In 2001, the NEI started the Medical Retina Fellowship Program. Medical Retina Fellows were included in the Alumni Association, and the organization was renamed the NEI/LI-CB Alumni Association.

The 1st Alumni Conference: “The Challenges of Ocular Immunology, Infection, and Oncology in the 21st Century,” March 27-28, 1998

The 2nd Alumni Meeting: “Sarcoidosis, White Dot Syndrome, Herpetic Keratitis, VKH, RPE Transplantation and HAT for Uveitis,” May 7, 2000

The 3rd Alumni Conference: “Cytokines, Immunity and Ocular Disease: A Symposium in Honor of Dr. Igal Gery,” September 19-20, 2002

The 4th Alumni Conference: “International CNS and Ocular Lymphoma Workshop,” September 13-14, 2004

The 5th Alumni Meeting: The 1st Nussenblatt Lecture- “The Search for Auto-Antigens in Uveitis,” by Janet Davis, April 30, 2006

The 6th Alumni Meeting: The 2nd Nussenblatt Lecture- “Uveitis and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Evolving Saga and a Lesson,” by David BenEzra, May 6, 2007

The 7th Alumni Conference in honor of Dr. Nussenblatt: The 3rd Nussenblatt Lecture- “Local Therapy: Maximizing the Benefit/Risk Ratio for Patients,” by Scott Whitcup, June 13, 2008

The 8th Alumni Meeting: The 4th Nussenblatt Lecture- “Fruit from LI,” by Manabu Mochizuki and celebration of Rachel Caspi, the recipient of the 2010 Friedenwald Award, May 4, 2010

The 9th Alumni Meeting: The 5th Nussenblatt Lecture- “Applying the Results of CATT to Clinical Practice” by Daniel F. Martin, May 6, 2013

NEI/LI-CB Alumni Association Members

Please let us know your current address or if you know of someone who is missing from the list.

  • Abu-Asab, Mones (2011)
  • Agarwal, Rajeev
  • Arrow, Mary Beth (2013)
  • Al-Khatib, Shadi (2001)
  • Amadi-Obi, Ahjoku (2005)
  • Anglade, Eddy (1993)
  • Ardeljan, Daniel (2011)
  • Aubert, Rachael D. (2000)
  • Augustin, Wisly G. (2000)
  • Avichezer, Dody (1998)
  • Aziz, Mehak (2009)
  • Baffi, Judit (1998)
  • Bagenstose, Lee M. (2000)
  • Bahmanyar, Sina (1990)
  • Befort, Jr., Ruben
  • BenEzra, David (1984)
  • Beraud, Evelyne
  • Bhatt, Nitali (2013)
  • Bloom, Jeffrey N. (1987)
  • Bojanowski, Christine (2003)
  • Boopathy, Amudha (2002)
  • Bouligny, Randy
  • Brezin, Antoine (1989)
  • Buggage, Ronald (1998)
  • Burnier, Jr., Miguel N. (1988)
  • Burton, Jenna (2010)
  • Callanan, David G. (1991)
  • Cao, Xiaoguang (2008)
  • Caspers-Velu, Laure (1987)
  • Caspi, Rachel R. (1984)
  • Chakrabarty, Sagarika (2007)
  • Chan, Chi-Chao (1982)
  • Chaon, Benjamin (2011)
  • Charukamnoetkanok, Puwat
  • Chen, Jun (2000)
  • Chen, Ping (2012)
  • Chen, Qian (2006)
  • Chen, Shida (2013)
  • Cheung, Margaret K. (1992)
  • Chew, Emily Y. (2001)
  • Chin, Marion (1999)
  • Cho, Youngeun (2008)
  • Chong, Wai Po (2010)
  • Chow, Christopher
  • Chu, Xi (Kathy) (2012)
  • Chung, Dan
  • Chung, Hum
  • Clarke, Grace (1999)
  • Cole, Steve (2003)
  • Collins, Atif (2005)
  • Comacho, Richard
  • Cox , Catherine (2006)
  • Crosier, Yan Guex (1994)
  • Csaky, Karl
  • Cukras, Catherine(2007)
  • Cunningham, Matthew (2006)
  • Dahr, Sam (2003)
  • Dailey, Jenifer (2012)
  • Dalal, Monica (2011)
  • Dalavanga, Yutana A.
  • Dambuza, Ivy (2011)
  • Damsker, Jesse (2008)
  • Dastgheib, Kourosh (1992)
  • Davis, Janet L. (1987)
  • Davuluri, Geeta (2005)
  • De Bara, Roberto J. (1986)
  • DeBarge, L. Raymond (1991)
  • deSmet, Marc D. (1988)
  • de Vos, Alex (1996)
  • Detrick, Barbara
  • Ding, Xiaoyan (2007)
  • Dinning, William
  • Djalilian, Ali (2000)
  • Ebong, Samuel (1999)
  • Egwuagu, Charles
  • El-Saied, Magda (1982)
  • Esumi, Noriko (1992)
  • Eto, Kotaro
  • Faia, Lisa (2007)
  • Fenton, Richard M. (1991)
  • Ferrick, Michael
  • Fortin, Eric (1996)
  • Ferris, Frederick (2001)
  • Forooghian, Farzin (2007)
  • Fox, Gregory
  • Fujikawa, Leslie S. (1984)
  • Fujimoto, Chiaki (2003)
  • Fujino, Yujiro (1989)
  • Fukushima, Atsuki
  • Ganita, Daniel (2000)
  • Gasch, Wendy (1996)
  • Gelderman, Monique P. (1997)
  • George, Roger K. (1994)
  • Gery, Igal (1977)
  • Gitchell, Heather (1998)
  • Golestanneh, Nady (2008)
  • Gonzalez, Arnold (1999)
  • Gonzales, John (2005)
  • Gottleb, Chloe (2008)
  • Grajewski, Rafael (2002)
  • Grange, Landon (2012)
  • Greenman, David (2005)
  • Grossman, Shlomo
  • Guo, Yonghong (2001)
  • Hannes, Susan (2013)
  • Ham, Don-Il (2001)
  • Hansen, Anna (2006)
  • Hayashi, Seiji (1993)
  • Head, James (2006)
  • Helbig, Horst
  • Herzlich, Alexandra (2007)
  • Herman, David C. (1987)
  • Herbort, Carl
  • Higuchi, Makoto
  • Hikita, Naofumi (1991)
  • Hinshaw, Samuel (2013)
  • Hirani, Sima (2012)
  • Hirose, Shigeto
  • Holland, Edward J. (1986)
  • Hooks, John J. (1985)
  • Horai, Reiko (2007)
  • Hu, Li-Hong (1986)
  • Hu, Mengjun (2009)
  • Hu, Paul Q. (2006)
  • Hung, Vivian (2000)
  • Hwang, Frank (2005)
  • Jawad, Shamma (2010)
  • Jawad, Shayma (2009)
  • Jendoubi, Mocef
  • Jirawuthiworavong, Guy (2005)
  • Jittavasothorn, Yingos (2013)
  • John, Sheeja Susan (2008)
  • Kansupada, Kashyap B. (1995)
  • Karabekian, Zaruhi (2001)
  • Kasner, Louis (1991)
  • Katamay, Robert (2010)
  • Kaul, Sunil (2004)
  • Kawano, Yohichi
  • Keane-Myers, Andrea (2000)
  • Kielczewski, Jennifer (2011)
  • Kim, Myung Kyu (1985)
  • Kim, Stephen J. (1999)
  • Kim, Sung-Hye (Grace) (2011)
  • Kirch, Ingeborg (1991)
  • Klein, Abraham
  • Kotake, Satoshi
  • Komurasaki, Yusuke (1992)
  • Kozhich, Alexandra
  • Krishnadev, Nupura (2009)
  • Kump, Leila (2004)
  • Kurup, Shree (2003)
  • Kusuda, Mihoko (1987)
  • Lacorazza, Daniel (1992)
  • Lai, Jim
  • Larkin, Genevieve (1997)
  • Larson, Theresa (2009)
  • Laux, Julie (2013)
  • Lee, ByungHa (2013)
  • Lee, Jeongmin (2000)
  • Lee, YongJun (2009)
  • Lee, Yun Sang (2005)
  • LeHoang, Phuc (1985)
  • Lepe-Zuniga, Jose-Luis (1980)
  • Lertsumitkul, Somsak (1996)
  • Lew, Julie (2006)
  • Lewis, Giavonni (1999)
  • Li, Jia (2010)
  • Li, Qian (1990)
  • Li, Wen Mei (1996)
  • Li, Ying (1995)
  • Li, Zhiyu (2010)
  • Li, Zhuqing (2001)
  • Lightman, Susan (1985)
  • Lim, Wee-Kiak, (2003)
  • Lima, Breno (2012)
  • Lin, Mimi (2000)
  • Ling, Diamond (2010)
  • Lipham, William
  • Liu, Baoying (2004)
  • Liu, Melissa (2009)
  • Liu, Xuebin (2004)
  • Lobanoff, Mark
  • Lopez, Juan S. (1990)
  • Lovas, Jenna (2008)
  • Lyger, Dror (2004)
  • Lytton, Simon (1999)
  • Magone, Teresa (1995)
  • Mameza, Marie (2003)
  • Marrero, Bernadette (2011)
  • Martin, Daniel F. (1991)
  • Mattapallil, Mary (2001)
  • McAllister, Cathy (1985)
  • McManigle, William (2009)
  • Melth, Annal (2009)
  • Mier-Trotter, Elena (1995)
  • Miller-Rivero, Nancy (1993)
  • Mochizuki, Manabu (1981)
  • Momma, Yuko (2000)
  • Montalvo, Vanessa (2005)
  • Myers-Powell, Brenda (1998)
  • Nagineni, Chandra
  • Najafian, Fatemeh (1990)
  • Navid, Fatemeh (2012)
  • Ni, Ming (1986)
  • Nugent, Lindsey (2010)
  • Nussenblatt, Robert B. (1977)
  • Ogbeifun, Osato (2012)
  • Ogilvy, Alexander (2012)
  • Oh, Hyun-Mee (2009)
  • Palestine, Alan G. (1982)
  • Panda, Puneet (2008)
  • Pantanelli, Seth (2006)
  • Park, Stanley (2011)
  • Parks, David J. (1992)
  • Patel, Mrinali (2007)
  • Peng, Bo (1993)
  • Pennesi, Giuseppina (1999)
  • Popp, Nicholas (2013)
  • Potapova, Natalia (2005)
  • Rachitskaya, Aleksandra (2006)
  • Ragheb, Jack (1999)
  • Ramadan, Ali (1995)
  • Ramkumar, Hema (2009)
  • Rivero, Louis (1991)
  • Rizzo, Luiz
  • Roberge, Francois G. (1983)
  • Robin, Susan
  • Robinson, Michael (1997)
  • Ross, Robert (2005)
  • Roy, Chandra (1999)
  • Rozenszajn, Leon
  • Rubin, Benjamin I. (1988)
  • Salinas-Carmona, Mario (1981)
  • Sanui, Hiroki
  • Sartni, Gil (1993)
  • Sasamoto, Yoichi
  • Sauer, Theodor (2007)
  • Savion, Shoshana (1991)
  • Schiffman, Rhett (1996)
  • Seko, Yuko (2000)
  • Sen, Hattice Nida (2001)
  • Shah, Dev (1992)
  • Shen, De Fen (1997)
  • Shen, Jijia (2002)
  • Shen, Yang (2013)
  • Shi, Guangpu (2005)
  • Shinohara, Toshimichi (1989)
  • Shirkey, Belinda
  • Si, Han (2014)
  • Silk, Wesam (1999)
  • Sirnivasan, Kumar (1999)
  • Siu, Willie Omar (2005)
  • Sivaraman, Vijay (2001)
  • Skolik, Stephanie
  • Smith, Janine A. (1994)
  • Smith, Wendy (2010)
  • Snyder, James (2004)
  • Soylu, Merih (1997)
  • Sredni, Benjamin
  • Srivastava, Sunil K. (2002)
  • St. Leger, Anthony (2013)
  • Stefaniak, Maureen (2001)
  • Stein, Paul
  • Stevens, Jr., Garth (1985)
  • Stiff-Jones, Leslie
  • Strunnikova, Nataly (1999)
  • Su, Shao Bo (1999)
  • Suffia, Isabelle (2007)
  • Suh, Erwin
  • Suhler, Eric (2000)
  • Sullivan, Dan
  • Sun, Bing
  • Sun, Lin (2014)
  • Suzuki, Saburosuke(1994)
  • Takase, Hiroshi (2002)
  • Tan, Cuiyan (2007)
  • Tanaka, Takeo
  • Tang, Johnny (2003)
  • Tang, Jun (2003)
  • Tarrant, Terri
  • Thompson, Ian (2011)
  • Thurau, Stefan
  • Tuaillon, Nadine (2000)
  • Tucker, Will (2013)
  • Tuo, Jingsheng (2002)
  • Ursea, Roxana (2002)
  • Velez, Gisela (1998)
  • Verma, Varun (2006)
  • Viley, Angelia (2001)
  • Wahlsten, Jennifer (1997)
  • Wallace, Dana (2003)
  • Walton, R. Christopher (1993)
  • Wakefield, Denis
  • Wandu, Sylvia (2013)
  • Wang, Renxi (2010)
  • Wang, Vinson (2010)
  • Wang, Yujuan (2010)
  • Wang, Yun (1990)
  • Wei, Lai (2009)
  • Wetzig, Richard P. (1986)
  • Whitcup, Scott M. (1990)
  • Willermain, Francois (1999)
  • Wloka, Kaska (2013)
  • Wong, Wai T. (2005)
  • Wroblewski, Keith (2006)
  • Xu, Hui
  • Yang, Yanping (2004)
  • Ye, Hongqing (2000)
  • Yeh, Steven (2006)
  • Yin, Hongen (2005)
  • Yu, Cheng-Rong (2000)
  • Yu, Xiang (2000)
  • Zarate-Blades, Carols (2010)
  • Zhang, Congxiao (1999)
  • Zhang, Li (2011)
  • Zhang, Meifen (1998)
  • Zhang, Xiaoyen
  • Zhao, Chan (2010)
  • Zhou, Min 2005
  • Zhou, Ru (2007)