Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae
Education/Present Employment: A.B., Harvard College (1962); Ph.D., California Institute of Technology (1967); Chief, Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (1981-present).
Selected Scientific Activities: NEI Promotions and Tenure Committee (1981-2002, Chairman, 1989-2002); Panel Member/Contributor, National Five-Year Plan for Cataract Research, NEI (1980-1981/1985) Scientific Advisory Board, Whitney Marine Biology Laboratory, University of Florida (1988-1992); Panel Member, Research Strategies for Cornea, NEI (1988); Awards Committee, Alcon Research Institute (1993-1997); ARVO Awards Committee (1987-1990; 1999-2001; Chairperson, 2000-2001) Fort Lauderdale, FL; Chairperson, Tenure Track Committee, NICHD (1995); Leader, Cornea Interest Group, NIH, Bethesda, MD (1999); Committee Member, Batsheva de Rothschild Frontiers of Science Seminar on Evolution, Report to Israel Academy of Science, Jerusalem, Israel (January, 1999); Chairperson, Tenure Track Committee, NIAMS, NIH, Bethesda; Co-organizer and Instructor, Fundamental Aspects of Vision, Woods Hole, MA (1998, 2000); Organizer, Symposium Tissue-Specific Gene Expression, XIV International Congress of Eye Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico (October, 2000); Basic Sciences Review Panel, March of Dimes (1994-1999); Panel Member, National Plan for Cornea Research, NEI (1997); Trustee, Whitney Marine Laboratory, University of Florida (1993-1998); Co-leader, Developmental Biology Interest Group, NIH, Bethesda, MD (1994-1999); Scientific Advisory Board, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1995-2001); Co-organizer and editor (with Dr. R. Grainger), Special Issue on Eye Development, International Journal of Developmental Biology (2003-2004).
Editorial Boards: 1976-1992 Executive Editor, Experimental Eye Research; 1982-1988 Editor, Lens Research; 1985-1991 Editor, Molecular Biology Reports; 1988-1993 Editor, GENE; 1992-1994 Editor, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science;1995-present Editor, Molecular Vision; 1997-2002 Editor, Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Honors And Special Scientific Recognitions: National Institutes of Health Director’s Award, l978; Elected Fellow, AAAS, l982; Alcon Research Institute Award, l985; Friedenwald Award, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 1986; Futterman Memorial Lecture, University of Washington, 1986; Visiting Professor, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, 1987; Tenth Annual Basic Neurochemistry Lecture, American Society for Neurochemistry, l988; First Hans Bloemendal Lecture Award, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, l988; G. Burroughs Mider Lecture, National Institutes of Health, l99l; Alcon Research Institute Award, 1991; Donald P. Abbott Memorial Lecture, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, 1992; ARVO Special Recognition Award, 1992; Welcome Lecture and Visiting Professorship, University of Louisville, 1992; Seventh Robert R. Kohn Memorial Lecture, Case Western Reserve University, 1993; Twelfth Frederick H. Verhoeff Lecture, The American Ophthalmological Society, 1993; Fifth V. Everett Kinsey Lecture Award, Ophthalmic Biochemistry Conference, Oakland University, 1995; Bryan Lecturer, Duke University Medical Center, 1997; Marker Lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002.
Invited Lectures (1998-present): ARVO Marine Vision Special Interest Group, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 1998; Symposium on Transcription Factors in the lens, International Congress on Eye Research, Paris, France, July, 1998; Evolution Symposium, Jerusalem, January, 1999; Symposium on Creatures Weird and Wonderful: Revolutionary Approaches to Medical Discovery, AAAS Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, January, 1999; Keystone Symposium on Ocular Cell and Molecular Biology, Keystone, Colorado, February, 1999; Symposium on Gene Expression, ARVO, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May, 1999; Laboratory of Cell Biology, NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, June, 1999; Dedication of Starr Auditorium, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, June, 1999; Symposium on The Eye Lens: Function, Structure, Development and Evolution, Fifth International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, August, 1999; Genomics Workshop, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, September, 1999; Symposium on Membrane Protein Interactions, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October, 1999; Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, November, 1999; Cutaneous Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, February, 2000; Bernard Becker Symposium, Washington University Eye Center, St. Louis, Missouri, September, 2000; Optical Society Keynote Speaker, Monterey, California, February, 2001. Invited Speaker, Jacques Monod Conference on Gene Duplication and Evolution of New Functions by Changes in Gene Regulation, Aussois, France, April, 2001. Invited Speaker, Minisymposium on Unerstanding Multifunctional Proteins, NIH Research Festival, Bethesda, MD, October, 2001. Invited Speaker, Symposium on Evolutionary Genomics: New Paradigm of Biology in the 21st Century, Atami, Japan, November, 2001. Invited Speaker, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Denver, CO, February, 2002. Invited Speaker, Gordon Conference on Genomics and Structural/Evolutionary Bioinformatics. Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. July, 2002. Evening Speaker: Fundamentals of Vision Reseach Course, Marine Biological Laboratories. Woods Hole, MA. August, 2002. Delivered Invited Marker Lectures on Evolution: Pennsylvania State University. College Park, PA. April, 2002.Invited Speaker: Symposium on The Biology of Evolution: Molecular Basis of Evolution. The Eighteenth International Symposium in Conjunction with Award of the International Prize for Biology. Tokyo, Japan. December, 2002.Invited Speaker: Symposium on Comparative & Integrative Vision Research. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Toronto, CA. January, 2003.Invited Speaker: Minisymposium on a-Crystallin Structure, Evolutuion and Biological Function. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Fort Lauderdale, FL. May, 2003.Invited Speaker: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. New York, NY. May, 2003. Endowed Lecturer: The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD. April, 2004. Invited Speaker: Symposium on Crystallins in Eye Pathology: They are Not Just in the Lens. Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Fort Lauderdale, FL. April, 2004. Invited Speaker: Workshop on The Genetic Control of Eye Development and its Evolutionary Implications. Madrid, Spain. May, 2004. Invited Speaker: Gordon Conference on Development of Visual Systems. Roger Willliams University, Bristol, Rhode Island. June, 2004. Plenary Guest Lecturer: Joint Meeting of Japanese Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Kyoto, Japan. June, 2005.