Alumni

Scientists trace their lineages, drawing lines of connection from mentor to trainee.  These lines, when seen together, tell a story. A mentor’s passion for discovery infects the next generation, creating the conditions necessary for major breakthroughs. Count the many eminent scientists and clinicians who trace their scientific lineage to Schepens Eye Research Institute, and one sees the connections between discoveries that before may have seemed completely unrelated; we’re at the epicenter of innovation in vision research, a home to global leaders who have shaped the conversation about new treatments, therapies and cures for more than 50 years.

Alumni (partial list)

Adamis, Anthony P., M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: President and CEO, Jerini Ophthalmic, Bronxville, NY

Aftab, Unber, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Michael Young, Ph.D.
Currently: Medical Resident, Griffin-Yale Residency Program, CT

Ahmad, Afzal, M.D.     1972-1974
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Charles L. Schepens, M.D.
Present position: Medical Director, Midwest Eye Center , Chicago. IL

Alcala-Quintana, Rocio Ph.D. 2004-2005
Predoctoral Trainee
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc.
Currently: O.D Student from Departamento de Metodologia Facultad de Psicologia Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

Andrew, Anthony, M.D.          1998
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Private ophthalmology practice in Pennsylvania

Antolik, Christian Ph.D.    2006-2008
Postdoctoral Fellow Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, M.D., Ph.D. FGF family in CNS regeneration and neurogenesis
Currently: Biologist, NIH/NEI, Bethesda, MD

Antonelli, Allicia, Ph.D.    1983-1990
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
Currently: Self-employed health care worker

Arancibia, Carolina V., Ph.D.    1997-2001
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: J. Wayne Streilein, M.D.
Currently: Research Fellow (Wolfson College) in the University of Oxford and the Translational Medicine Lead in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Argüeso, Pablo, Ph.D.       1998-2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute; Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Ariga, Hiroko, M.D.           1988 – 1989
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Androgen influence on lacrimal gland autoimmune disease”
Currently: Ophthalmologist, National Hospital, Sapporo, Japan

Asnaghi, Veronica, M.D.         1999-2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D. Currently: Specialist in Clinical Science Research
Roche, Basel, Switzerland

Avrov, Kirill, Ph.D.         2001 – 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Cytology of Russian Academy of Sciences

Azar, Dimitri T., M.D.       1986-1990
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Professor, Head and Field Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois Eye Center, Chicago, Illinois

Balaram, Mini, M.D.     1996-2001
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
"Ocular Surface Inflammatory Disease"
Currently: Staff Opthalmologist, Madurai, India

Bando, Yasuhara, M.D.   1989 to 1991
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Clinical Ophthalmologist, Japan

Barcia, Rita, Ph.D.   2006 to 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Research Scientist, Industry

Barabas, James, B.S.         2001 - 2004
Predoctoral Student
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Graduate Student, Massachusettes Institute of Technology

Barabino, Stefano, M.D.         2003-2005
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
Currently: “Molecular and cellular immunopathogenesis of dry eye syndromes

Basavanthappa, Sreenivasa, M.D.      2001 – 2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA

Baxter, Ruth, Ph.D.      1995 – 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Scientist 1, Biogen Inc, Boston, MA

Bazenet, Chantal, Ph.D.         1991-1995
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Member of EISAI Research Institute, London, England

Beauregard, Clay, Ph.D.       2001-2003
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
“Role of caspases in inflammation and apoptosis in the cornea”,
Currently: postdoctoral fellow at U Texas-Southwestern, Dallas.

Beck, Larry, Ph.D.      1994-2000
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
Currently: Resident in Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Bernard, Amy, PhD 1995-2000
Graduate Student
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, PhD
Currently: Director of Structured Science at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, Washington

Biros, Daniel, D.V.M.      2000-2006
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrew W. Taylor, Ph.D.
Currently: Attending Veterinary Ophthalmologist, Angel Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, MA

Blalock,Timothy D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Scientist, EyeGate Pharma, Waltham, MA

Bosch, Co, M.D.    2000 to 2002 , 2005-2008
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Oncology Resident, Germany

Bowers, Alex, Ph.D.     2001-2005
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Associate Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute

Brady, Nuala, Ph.D.           1995-1996
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Faculty member, Dept. of Psychology, University College, Dublin

Bitar, Maya, MD     2007-2009
Preceptor: Ula Jurkunas
Currently: Internship in Transitional year program at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Braunhut, Susan, Ph.D.     1985-1986
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Endothelial cells & retinoids”
Currently: Professor, Biological Science and Biochemistry, Univ. of Massachusetts

Blalock, Timothy, PhD       2004-2007
Postdoctoral Fellow
Preceptor: Ilene Gipson
Currently: Research Scientist, EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Waltham, MA

Bowers, Alex, Ph.D.     2001-2009
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, O.D.
Currently: Assistant Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School

Bryan, Brad, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D.
"VEGF in skeletal muscle differentiation:
Currently: Assistant Professor, Worcester State College

Burns, Catherine W., Ph.D.          1995-1997
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Faculty member, Pierce College, Puyallup, WA.

Cagliero, Enrico, M.D.              1987-1990
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, GCRC Core Laboratory,m Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Calera, Monica , Ph.D.      2000 – 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Call, Thomas, Ph.D.       1986-1987
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Industry

Cermak, Jennifer M., Ph.D.          1997 – 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Influence of complete androgen insensitivity syndrome on the human meibomian gland and ocular
surface”“Nutrient intake in women with Sjögren’s syndrome”
Currently: Director, Program Management, CombinatoRx, Inc, Cambridge, MA

Chao, Wendy, Ph.D.
Predoctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D.
"Sonic hedgehog & VEGF regulation
Currently: Administrative Manager, Ophthalmology Research, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Chaudhury, Amlan Ray, Ph.D.    1991-1993
Postdoctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“EC Growth Control
Currently: Instructor, Pharmacology, Rush Medical School, Chicago, IL

Chaves, Henrique Vizibelli, MD 1990-1992
Mentor: Kenneth R Kenyon, MD
Corneal Epithelial Defect and Corneal Epithelial Transplantation.
Currentlt: Director of Instituto Vizibelli Eye Clinic, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Chen, Huihui, M.D., Ph.D.      2008-2010
Postodoctoral fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Currently: Attending Physician, Xiangya Hospital, Changsa, Hunan, P.R. China

Chen, William, M.D.         2003-2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
“Role of toll-like receptors in activation and function of corneal dendritic cells”,
Currently: Schepens Eye Research Institute and Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

Chen, Ko-Hua, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Attending Physician, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Chen, LiLi, M.D.     2001-2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“EGF shedding from stimulated lacrimal gland acini”
Currently: Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Women’s Medical University

Chen, Peter, Ph.D.    1994 to 1998
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Prof, UTSW, Dallas

Chen, Wei-Li, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Dept. of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Chiang, Tony, M.D.    2009 to 2010
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Ophthalmology resident, Holland

Cho, Kin-Sang , Ph.D.       2000-2006
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Currently: Investigator, Schepens Eye Research Institute

Chung, Jun, Ph.D.         1999 – 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 

Coburn, Phillip, M.S., Ph.D.
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Michael S. Gilmore, Ph.D.
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Connolly, Susan, M.D.     1986-1988
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Retinal vascular development”
University of California, San Francisco

Crossland, Michael, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Peter J. Bex, Ph.D.
Currently: 

Cursiefen, Claus, M.D.       2002-2004
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
“Molecular regulation of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in the cornea”
Currently: Attending Staff at the University of Erlangen, Germany

D'Orazio, John, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D.Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School;
Current Currently: Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital

Damon, Deborah, Ph.D.    1986-1990
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“FGF and neural differentiation
Currently: Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, University of Vermont

Danjo, Yukitaka, M.D.         1996-1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Director of Ophthalmology, Seaman’s Insurance Hospital, Osaka, Japan

Daria Boeri, M.D.             1986-1989
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Genoa, Italy

Darland, Diane, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D.
"TGF-B & smooth muscle differentiation"
Currently: Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota

Dekaris, Iva, MD, Ph.D     1997-1998
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
"Molecular mechanisms of antigen-presenting cell motility in the cornea and ocular surface".
Currently: Chair, University of Zaghreb Dept. of Opthalmology and Croatia Lions Eye Bank, Croatia

dela Paz, Nathaniel, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D.
"Role of shear stress on VEGF expression"
Currently: Scientist, LaJolla Bioengineering Institute

Dethlefsen, Sandra, Ph.D.     1989-1994
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Arachinodate metabolites & vascular growth”
Currently: Staff Scientist II, Genzyme Corp. Cambridge, MA

Diebold ,Yolanda, Ph.D.    1998-1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“Presence of nerves in conjunctiva”
Currently: Senior Scientist, Instituto de Oftalmobiologia, Universidad de Valladolid, Spainator, Schepens Eye Research Institute

Ding, Rubai, Ph.D.      1997-1999
Postdoctoral FellowMentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Smooth muscle differentiation”
Currently: Staff Scientist, Berlex Laboratories, Inc., Richmond, CA

Dodge, Andrea, PhD.     1991-1995
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
Currently: Instructor, North Shore Community College, Beverly, MA

El Annan, Jaafar, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
Currently: Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Enomoto, Kikuko, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Tokyo School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Fan, Zhigang                        2005-2007
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Neuroprotective mechanisms in retinal laser injury
Currently: Research fellow in Surgery, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Fang, Yuan, M.D.    2008
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, M.D., Ph.D.                       
Mechanisms and functions of ephrin A2 and ephrin A3 signaling in neuroregeneration in the retina of adult mice
Currently: Clinical Ophthalmology Fellow in China

Faunce, Douglas E., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D.
Currently: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and The Burn and Shock Trauma Institute;
Member, Immunology and Aging Program, Loyola University Medical Center

Feit, Rachel Ann, M.D.      2002-2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, Ph.D.
University of Southern California. 2001
Currently: Ophthalmologist, Woodlands, TX.

Fetchenheuer, Ivonne            2001-2002
Predoctoral Trainee
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Optometry Student, Technische Fachhochschule Berlin, Germany

Fine, Elisabeth M., Ph.D.           1992-1995
Predoctoral Student
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D.
Currently: Medical Writing Manager;
Millennium Pharmaceuticals

Fini, M. Elizabeth, Ph.D.           1998-1991
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Professor of Ophthalmology, Scientific Director, Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Vision Research Center, Walter G. Ross Chair in Ophthalmic Research, Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida

Finkelstein, Eric, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D.
"VEGF isoforms in tumor vascularization"
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital

Frissora, Hank, M.D.     1987-1988
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Release of FGF in vitro”
Currently: Clinical Instructor, Surgery, Staff physician, Beth-Israel Deaconess Hospital

Fu, Xianping, Ph.D.,    2008-2009
Postdoctoral fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, O.D.
Currently  Associate Professor, Information Science Technology school, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China

Fullerton, Matthew        2004-2005
Predoctoral Student
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc.
Currently: O.D undergraduate student from Department of Computer Science, University of York, UK

Funaki, Chika, M.D.     2004-2008
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“Effects of cAMP on MAPK in lacrimal gland”
Currently: Fellow, Schepens Eye Research Institute

Gabison, Eric E. MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow from 1999-2001
Mentor : Dimitri T. Azar, M.D.
Currently : Professor of Ophthalmology, Fondation Ophtalmologique A. de Rothschild, Hôpital Bichat, Université Paris Diderot, France. 

Galloway, Aubrey, M.D.     1981-1984
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Growth factors and ischemia”
Currently: Professor, Surgery, Director of Surgical Research, New York University

Garcia, Claudia, Ph.D.     1993-2000
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Blood brain barrier development”
Currently: Postdoctoral fellow, Washington University Sch. Of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Garrana, Randa M.R., M.D.          1997-1998
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Private Practice; Newport Beach, CA

Geggel, Harry, M.D.      1983-1984
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service, The Virginia Mason Medical Center; Seattle, WA 

Gelderloos, Julie, Ph.D. 1994 – 1996
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Medical Writer at Allos Therapeutics, Westminster, CO

Gerhardinger, Chiara, M.D., Ph.D.    1994-1997
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.
Currently: Assistant Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute and Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Ghafoori, Paiman 2002 – 2003
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Sharmila Masli, Ph.D.
Significance of IkappaBalpha in tolerance induction by eye-derived antigen presenting cells
Currently: Chief Resident in Radiation Oncology

Ghinelli, Emiliano, M.D.     2001-2003
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“Neurotrophins in lacrimal gland”
Currently: Casa di cura Polispecialistica Dott. Pederzoli

Girard, Marie T., Ph.D.                1987
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Development of rat/mouse hybridomas and monoclonal antibodies”
Currently: Associate Director, R&D Project Management, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ridgefield, CT

Goodwin, Anne M., Ph.D.     1998 -2004
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor of Biology, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Goslings, Willem R.O., M.D., Ph.D.    1995 - 1997
Mentor: Andrew W. Taylor. Ph.D.
Currently: Private  Ophthalmology Practice, Poppel, Belgium

Gougos, Anne, Ph.D.   1991-1995
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
Currently: Writer, Toronoto, Canada

Graham, Melanie, M.D.    1998-2000
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“PKC in corneal endothelial cells”

Grayson, Galen, M.D.    1987-1988
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.

Gregory, Meredith, Ph.D.    2000 to 2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Prof, MEEI / Schepens

Guzman-Aranguez, Ana, PhD       2007-2008
Preceptor: Pablo Argüeso
Currently:Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and Assistant Professor in Neurochemistry, School of Optics, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

Grosskreutz, Cynthia, MD, PhD.    1994-1996
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“VEGFs on smooth muscle cells”
Currently: Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Gulati, Abha, MD.       2001-2005
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
"Immunopathogenesis of ocular surface disease in dry eye syndrome"
Currently: Schepens Eye Research Institute

Hamrah, Pedram, M.D.    1999-2002
Postdoctoral Reserach Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
"Corneal Antigen-Presenting cell Function and Activation
Currently: Resident in Opthalmology, University of Louisville, Louis

Hancock, Lynn E., Ph.D.
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Michael S. Gilmore, Ph.D.
Currently: Asst. Professor, Kansas State University

Hartnett, Mary Elizabeth, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D.
"Pediatric retinal vascular development"
Currently: Professor of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina

Haskova, Zedenka, M.D., Ph.D    1998 to 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Research Fellow, Children’s Hospital

Hendricks, Bridget, O.D., M.S.            2000 - 2001
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Optometry Resident, Boston VA Healthcare System

Hirschi, Karen, Ph.D.     1994-1997
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Smooth muscle differentiation”
Currently: Associate Professor, Cell Biol. and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Hori, Yuichi M.D.    2001-2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Medical School, Osaka, Japan

Horikawa, Yoshitka, M.D.    2000-2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“MAPK activation in cultured conjunctival goblet cells”
Currently: Horikawa  Eye  Clinic  Kugayama  Inokasira  St., Tokyo Japan

Hsu, Sheng-Min, M.D.    2008-2010
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D.
Currently: 

Huang, Alan Xizhong, Ph.D.    1998-2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, Ph.D.
University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Ph.D. 1998
Currently: Senior Scientist II, Noverties, Boston MA

Huang, Eric, M.D.    2003 to 2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Resident in anesthesiology, USA

Huang, Zhiyan (James), M.D.         1991 – 1993
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Impact of viral infection on the ocular secretory imune system”
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Oregon Health & Sciences (OHSU) University, Portland, Oregon; Medical Director, OHSU Flow Cytometry Service

Huang, Xizhong A., Ph.D.      1998-2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, M.D.
Currently: Senior Research Investigator I, Novartis Institution for Postdoctoral Fellow Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA

Ikuno, Yasushi, M.D. , Ph.D.           1997 – 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Osaka University Medical School, Osaka, Japan

Inatomi, Tsutomu, M.D.         1993-1996
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently:Senior Resident, Kyoto Prefectural Medical University; Kyoto, Japan

Ishiko, Satoshi, M.D., Ph.D.    1998-1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Charles L. Schepens, M.D.
Currently: Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Engineering Combined Research Institute, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan

Ishino, Yutaka M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Dept. of Ophthalmology, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University, School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan (Bausch & Lomb Fellow)

Jiao, Jian-wei, Ph.D.       2002-2007
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Currently: Principal Investigator, Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai, P.R. China 

Jones, Steven, Ph.D.        1997 – 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Senior Scientist at Elusys Therapeutics, Inc., Pine Brook, NJ

Jurkunas, Ula, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Invesitgator, Schepens Eye Research Institute and Instructor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School and Mass. Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

Kabiel, Mostafa, MD, PhD     2009-2011
Mentor: Michael Young, PhD
Currently: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Mansoura University, Egypt.

Kakkassery, Vinodh, MD     2005-2006
Preceptor: Ilene Gipson, PhD
Currently: Physician and Researcher Department of Ophthalmology, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Kane, David, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Peter J. Bex, PhD
Currently:

Kanno, Harumi, M.D.      1998-2000
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“MAPK activation in conjunctiva”
Currently: Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, Asahikawa Medical College, Japan 

Kelleher, Robin S., Ph.D.           1988 – 1990
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Neural, endocrine and immune regulation of the ocular secretory immune system
Currently: Part-time Researcher: Ocular surface of marine mammals; Orleans, MA

Kessler, Timothy, Ph.D.      1991-994
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
Goblet cell mucin secretion

Keswani, Rajesh, M.D.            1999-2000
Predoctoral Trainee,
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Resident in Internal Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Kikuchi, Michiharu, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Dept. of Ophthalmology, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan

Kim, Edward 2007-2008
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
FGF15 in neural progenitor cell differentiation
Currently: Research Assistant, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY

Kim, Jeonghoon J.H., Ph.D.       2002-2003
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Associate Professor, Head of Dept. of Electronic Communication, Shinheung College

Kinnunen, Kati, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore
"RPE's Bruch's membrane"
Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Kuopio

Kinouchi, Reiko, M.D., Ph.D.       1999-2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan.

Kirschen, Matthew, B.S.            1995
Predoctoral Student
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: MD/PhD Student, Stanford University School of Medicine

Kitaichi, Nobuyoshi, M.D., Ph.D.     2001 - 2003
Mentor: A.W. Taylor, Ph.D.
Currently: Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan

Kittler, Julia    2010 to 2010
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Medical student, Germany 

Koh, Sean, M.D.    2002 to 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Clinical Ophthalmologist, USA
University, Sapporo, Japan

Konomi, Keiko, M.D.      2004-2005
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“Risk factors for dry eye after LASIK”
Currently: Clinical Fellow, Eiju General Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Konomi, Kenji, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Dept. of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Dental College, Ichikawa General Hospital, Chiba, Japan

Kostyk, Sandra, M.D., Ph.D.    1989-1994
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
Currently: Asst. Professor, Neurology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Kovalenko, Marina, Ph.D.      2000 – 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D. 

Kran,  Adam               Summer, 2003
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Engineering Student, Brown University

Krenzer, Kathleen L., O.D., Ph.D          1995 – 1996
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Effect of androgen deficiency on the human meibomian gland and ocular surface”
Currently: Study Director, Toxikon Corporation, Bedford, MA 

Ku, Po-Tsan, Ph.D.    1990-1994
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Regulation of bFGF gene expression”
Currently: Ambion, Inc., Austin, TX

Kunert, Kathleen S., M.D.         1998-2000
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Clinical Residency, Charité Campus Virchow Kinikum; Berlin, Germany

Lambert, Ross William, Ph.D.             1990 – 1993
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Neuroendocrinimmune control of secretory component production by lacrimal gland epithelial cells”
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Landmann, Dan S.          2000
Predoctoral Trainee
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Tufts University (M.D./M.S. Program)

Lappas, Alexandra M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D.
"Choriocapillaris in the adult murine eye"
Currently: Opthalmologist, University of Aachen

Lashkari, Kameran, M.D.           1996 – 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA 

Lau, Chun Ho, M.D., F.R.C.S.     2004-2007
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D.
Currently: Researcher, Global HealthCare, Shanghai, China

Lechleiter, James, Ph.D.      1985-1988
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“Ca2+-dependent K+ channels in lacrimal gland”
Currently: Professor, Univ Texas Health Science Center 

Lehar, Steve, Ph.D.         1995-1996
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D.
Currently: Independent Reseacher, currently writing a second book on his work. 

Li, Li, Ph.D.            1999-2000
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong Dept. of Psychology

Lindenhovis, Caroline    2002 to 2003
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently:  Medical student, Holland

Liu, Meng, M.D., Ph.D.                1999 – 1901
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Androgen regulation of gene expression in the lacrimal gland”
Currently: Associate Research Scientist, Department of Pathology, Yale University, Medical School, New Haven, CT

Liu, Wei-Hua, Ph.D.          1999-2001
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.
Head, Mutation Detection Lab
Currently: Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA

Liu, Ying, MD, Ph.D.     1998-2001
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mentors: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., Andrew W. Taylor, Ph.D.
"Induction of Immunity to Intracorneal Antigens"
Currently: Research Associate, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA

Lopes de Faria, Jose, M.D., Ph.D.      1994-1996
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.
Currently: Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Campinas, Brazil

Loureiro, Robin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D.
"Transcriptional regulation of VEGF"
Currently: In transition 

Lu, Bin, M.D., Ph.D.       1998-1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, Ph.D.
The University of Sheffield, Ph.D. 1998
Currently: Instructor, Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City UT.

Luo, Gang, Ph.D.      2002 - 2010
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, O.D.
Currently: Investigator, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Instructor, Harvard Medical School 

Ma, Naila, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow 1996 - 1998
Mentor: J. Wayne Streilein, M.D.
Currently: Staff Pathologist at VAMC of the Upper State of New York

Macdonald, Joan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: President, Georgetown Clinical Consulting Corp., Atlanta

Maiello, Michele, M.D.               1986-1989
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.
Currently: Director, Geriatric Institute, University of Genoa, Italy

Mantelli, Flavio, MD     2006-2008
Preceptor: Pablo Argueso
Currently: Ph.D. Program, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy 

Maruyama, Kazuichi, M.D., Ph.D.     2000-2005
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefecture Medical School, Kyoto, Japan.

Matsubara, Masao, M.D.,D.M.Sc. 1989-1991
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: M.Elizabeth Fini, Ph.D.
Currently: Professor,Department of Ophthalmology, Medical Center East,Tokyo Women's Medical University

Matthews, John Dail, MD  1983-1985
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Charles L. Schepens, M.D.
Currently: Triad Retina and Diabetic Eye Center, Greensboro, NC

McAlister, James, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Dept. of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK

McBride, Shonna M., Ph.D.   2005-2008
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Michael Gilmore, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Mendes, Flavia, M.D.        2001-2002
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
"Outcome Measures in Anterior Segment Diseases"
Currently: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Mensink, Hanneke, M.D.    2001 to 2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Ophthalmology resident, Holland

Miki, Satoshi, M.D.    1991 to 1993
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently:  Clinical Ophthalmologist, Japan 

Mimura, Tatsuya M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Tokyo School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (Bausch & Lomb Fellow) 

Miyamoto, Kazuhisa, M.D.    1997 to 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Clinical Ophthalmologist, Japan  

Mizutani, Masakazu, M.D., Ph.D.     1995-1997
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Japan 

Montmayeur, Jean-Pierre, Ph.D.        1993-1995
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Group Leader, European Center for Taste Sciences, Dijon, France

Moulène, Fabrice, M.S.          1990 - 1991
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D.
Currently: International Product Manager, Digital Radiography, General X-Ray, Philips Medical Systems DMC 

Nakabayashi, Mari, M.D., Ph.D.     2001 – 2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Research Associate, Dana Farber Cancer Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 

Nakamura, Takahiko, Ph.D.   2000 - 200
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan 

Namba, Kenichi, MD, Ph.D.     1998 - 2001
Mentor: A.W. Taylor, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan 

Navone, Samuel E., M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Practicing Physician, Carolina Ophthalmology PA, Hendersonville, NC

Ng, Eric, Ph.D.      1994-2000
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A.  D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Vascular development”
Currently: Sr. Research Scientist, Eye Tech, Waltham, MA

Nguyen, Ahn, M.D.     2002-2003
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“Growth factors in the lacrimal gland” 

Nguyen, Louis, M.D., MBA
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Nickas, Mark, Ph.D.           1997 – 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow at SUNY, Stonybrook, NY

Nikolic, Ljubisa, MD,PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow 1983/84
Mentor: Richard A. Thoft, MD
Present position: Professor and Head, Ophthalmology, Belgrade University, Serbia

Nishida, Tomomi, M.D., Ph.D.     1996 - 1998
Mentor: Andrew W. Taylor, Ph.D.
Currently: Director of Clinics, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Yokohama Seirei Hospital, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 

Ohta, Kouichi, MD, PhD      1997 - 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: A. W. Taylor, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor Department of Ophthalmology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan

Ono, Masafumi, M.D.            1992 – 1994
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Regulation of androgen receptors in the lacrimal gland”
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

Ota, Isao, M.D.      1996-1998
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“MAPK activation in lacrimal gland”
Currently: Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, Asahikawa Medical College, Japan

Patel, Sangita, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, SUNY-Buffalo School of
Medicine, Buffalo, NY 

Paz, Helene B., MD      2000-2002
Preceptor: Ilene Gipson
Currently: Private Clinical Practice, Paris, France 

Paige, Keith, M.D.    1987-1988
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Retinoids & endothelial matrix”
Currently: Plastic Surgeon, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 

Pena, Janethe, D.O., M.D., Ph.D.            1993 – 1994
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Hormonal control of the lacrimal gland
Currently: Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Uberlandia Medical School, Uberlandia, Brazil 

Perez, Victor, M.D.    2000 to 2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Prof, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Plymale, Douglas R., PhD     1998 - 1999
Mentor: A.W. Taylor, Ph.D.
Currently: Attorney, Dugan & Brown, PLC, New Orleans, LA

Podestà, Francesca, M.D.   (d.2008)   1992-1994
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.

Poothullil, Antony, M.D.    2003 – 2005
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Former Post doctoral Fellow

Qian, Ying, MD, Ph.D.    1998-2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
"Role of TNK superfamily Receptors in Corneal Immunity"
Currently: Resident in Opthalmology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 

Qiao, Hong, MD. PhD.        2004-2007
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D.
Currently: Pharmaceutical Researcher, Mediscience Technology Corp., Tokyo, Japan

Raddassi, Isabelle, Ph.D.      2000-2001
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“Adenoviral transduction of PKC in lacrimal gland

Rahimi, Nader, Ph.D. 1996 – 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Biochemistry at Boston University, Boston, MA

Ramsauer, Marcus, Ph.D.     2000-2003
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D

Rashid, Saadia, M.D. 2004-2006
Postdoctoral fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
“Immunopathogenesis of dry eye-related chronic ocular surface inflammation”
Currently Ophthalmologist, Massachusetts Eye & Ear

Rawe, Ian, Ph.D.    1996 - 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“PKC isoforms in corneal epithelia”

Repp, Amanda    1999 to 2001
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Research Scientist, Industry

Rios-Garcia, Jose, Ph.D.    1996-2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“Mucin secretion from conjunctival goblet cells”

Rocha, Eduardo M., M.D., Ph.D.       1995 – 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Androgen regulation of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in the lacrimal gland”
“Identification of androgen receptors in human ocular suface tissues”
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, São Paulo University,, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil

Rocha, Flavio Jaime, M.D.              1991 – 1992
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Endocrine influence on the normal and autoimmune lacrimal gland”
Currently: Chairman & Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Uberlandia Medical School, Uberlandia, Brazil; Director of the Eye Bank - University Federal of Uberlandia;
Head of the Cornea Service - University Federal of Uberlandia

Rohovsky, Stephanie, M.D.      1994-1996
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
Currently: Staff, Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA

Romeo, Giulio, M.D.          1997-1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.
Currently: Assistant Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center

Rosenkranz, Stephan, M.D.          1997 – 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Resident in the Department of Cardiology and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Molecular Cardiology, University of Köln, Köln, Germany

Roy, Sayon , Ph.D.     1990-1994 (1987-1990 Ph.D. Thesis)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.
Currently: Associate Professor of Medicine and Ophthalmology, Boston University, Boston

Ryan-Graham, Melanie, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Cornea Specialist, Baltimore, MD

Sakoulas, George, M.D.      1993-1995
Pre-doctoral Student
“FGF and ulcer healing”
Currently: Infectious Disease Specialist, Crystal Run Healthcare, Middletown, NY

Sala, Roberto, M.D.         1989-1990
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.
Currently: Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Parma, Italy

Sasaki, Shuji, M.D.      2004-2006
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Sato, Elcio H., M.D.             1989 – 1991
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Effects of immunosuppressive agents on lacrimal gland autoimmune disease”
Currently: Professor, São Paulo Federal University, São Paulo, Brazil; Medical Director, São Paulo Hospital Eye Bank; President, Pan-American Association of Eye Banks; Vice President, Ibero-American Cornea Society

Saunders, Kim, Ph.D.     1986-1992
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Cell-cell interactions in the vascular wall”
Currently: Relocated to New Zealand

Schirra, Frank, M.D., Ph.D.                 1999 –2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Androgen regulation of gene expression in the meibomian gland; Identification of steroidogenic enzyme mRNAs in the lacrimal gland, meibomian gland, cornea and conjunctiva”
Currently: Attending Physician in Ophthalmology and Director of Outpatient Division, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg, Germany

Schwartzkopff, Johannes, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: J. Wayne Streilein, M.D.
Currently: University Eye Hospital Freiburg in Germany

Secrist, John Paul, Ph.D.         1993 – 1996
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Senior Research Investigator/Project Manager, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Tarrytown, NY

Sekiyama, Eiichi, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore
"VEGF isoform's role in neural retinal stability"
Currently: Clinician, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

Senoo, Tadashi, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan

Shapiro, Steven S., Ph.D.      1985 - 1986
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D.
Currently: Associate Professor of Physics, Associate Academic Dean, Guilford College

Shieh, Jennifer, B.S.            Summers 2001, 2002
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Graduate Student, Stanford University

Shima, Dave, Ph.D.    1992-1995
Pre-doctoral Student
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“Hypoxic regulation of VEGF”
Currently: V.P., Research, EyeTech, Waltham, MA

Shimamura, Takeshi, Ph.D.      2002-2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Sieck, Eric A., M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Practicing Physician in Ophthalmology, Quincy, IL

Sonoda, Koh-Hei, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Kyushu University, Japan

Staurenghi, Giovanni, M.D.     1991-1993
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentors: François C. Delori, Ph.D. and C. Kathleen Dorey, Ph.D.
Currently: Professor of Ophthalmology, Chairman Eye Clinic, Department of Clinical Science Luigi Sacco, Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Italy

Stepp, Mary Ann, Ph.D.      1989-1992
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Professor, Deptartment of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology and of Ophthalmology;
George Washington University Medical Center; Washington, DC

Sugi, Norito, M.D.   2005 to 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Assist Prof, Dept of Ophth, Japan

Suzuki, Tomo, M.D., Ph.D.                2000 – 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Estrogen and progesterone influence on gene expression in the meibomian gland”
“Effect of estrogens on human corneal epithelial cells”
Currently: Ophthalmologist, Kyoto Municipal Hospital, and Researcher, Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

Syed Huq, M.D.       2001-2003
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
“Pathways of allosensitization in corneal transplantation”.
Currently: Resident, U. Sydney, Australia

Takahashi, Tadashi, M.D.       1998 – 2001
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Chief Staff Ophthalmologist at Osaka Koseinenkin Hospital 

Takamiya, Akira, M.D., Ph.D.    2005-2007
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Currently: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan

Takeda, Masumi, M.D., Ph.D.      2002-2005
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, Ph.D.
Currently: Ophthalmologist, Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan.

Tang, Jinshan , Ph.D.         2000-2001
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Multimedia Software Architect, Intel, Hudson, MA

Tchedre, Kissaou, Ph.D.              2008-2010
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Defining a novel molecular regulator of optic nerve regeneration
Currently: Senior Scientist at Menicon, Inc., Takamoridai, Kaugai, Japan

Tei, Mamoru, M.D.       1996-1998
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Vitreo-Retinal Service; Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine; Kyoto, Japan

Tewari , Vikas     1999-2001
Predoctoral student (Brown University)
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
Currently: Resident in Opthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Thompson, Robert, M.D.     1985-1987
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D’Amore, Ph.D.
“FGF and myocardium”
Currently: Professor of Surgery, University of Washington at St. Louis

To, Long, Ph.D.       2006-2009
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, O.D.
Currently: Research Associate, Center for Intelligent Machines, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, McGill University Montreal, Canada

Toda, Ikuko, M.D.             1994 – 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Sex and androgen influence on lacrimal gland autoimmune disease”
Currently: Director, Minamiaoyama Eye Clinic, Tokyo, Japan

Topilow, Harvey W, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Tatsuo Hirose, M.D.
Currently: Clinical Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 

Tran, Johan, Ph.D.    1995 to 1996
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Clinical Optometrist, USA

Trempe, Clement L.     1970-1972
Mentor: Charles Schepens, M.D.
Currently: Adjunct Clinical Associate, Schepens Eye Research, Mass. Eye and Ear. An Associate of Dr. Charles Schepens and a faculty member at Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School for more than 30 years.

Treister, Nathaniel S., D.M.D., D.MSc.        2002 - 2005
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Sex and androgen influence on gene expression in the salivary glands”
Currently: Instructor, Division of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA; Associate Surgeon, Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Site Coordinator for the Brigham and Women's Hospital /Harvard wide General Practice Residency.

Trinkaus Randall, Vickery, Ph.D.     1981-1983
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Professor of Biochemistry and Ophthalmology , Boston University Medical School; Boston, MA

Trivedi, Komal, M.D.        2002-2003
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
“Risk factors for pathogenesis of chronic ocular surface disease”.
Currently: Schepens Eye Research Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Tsai, Patricia S., M.D              2004 – 2005
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“ Proteomic analysis of human meibomian gland secretions”
Currently: Ophthalmologist, Cornea and External Diseases, Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, CA

Tsujikawa, Kaoru, M.D., Ph.D.      2002-2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Andrius Kazlauskas, Ph.D.
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Tsuru, Tadahiko, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan (Bausch & Lomb Fellow)

Uno, Toshihiko, M.D.    1994 to 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Clinical Ophthalmologist, Japan

Van Zeeburg, Elsbeth    2008 to 2009
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Ophthalmology resident, Holland

Vargas-Martin, Fernando, Ph.D.              2000-2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Faculty, Laboratorio de Optica de Edificio Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Vavvas, Demitrios, M.D., Ph.D.    2005 to 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Assist Prof, Dept of Ophth, MEEI

Vega, Jose, M.D.    2003 – 2006
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Sharmila Masli, Ph.D.
Neural Regulation of immune privilege in the eye Currently: Resident in Neurology/Assistant Professor, New Jersey Medical School

Vendramini, Ana Cristina, M.D.          1988 – 1989
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Androgen impact on lacrimal gland autoimmune disease”
Currently: Ophthalmologist and Eye Bank Coordinator, Hospital Ofir Loyola, Belem, Brazil

Vera-Diaz, Fuensanta, Ph.D. 2006-2010
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, O.D.
Currently: Optometry student, New England College of Optometry, Boston

Vibell, Jonas, Ph.D.   
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Peter J. Bex, PhD
Currently:

Verbik, David, PhD    1995 to 1998
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Bruce R. Ksander, Ph.D.
Currently: Dentist 

Veloso, Amadeo Jr. AS MD        1995 to 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Miguel F. Refojo, PhD
Currently: Senior Consultant - Retina Specialist, Asian Eye Institute, Manila, Philippines

Vizibelli Chaves, Henrique, MD    1990-1992
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Kenneth R. Kenyon, MD
Corneal Epithelial Defect and Corneal Epithelial Transplantation.
Currently: Director of Instituto Vizibelli Eye Clinic, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Vora, Avni, BSE         2002 - 2003
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, MSc, OD
Currently: Medical Student, University of Illinois – Chicago

Vora, Sudhir      2000-2002
Predoctoral student in Pasteur Research Program, Harvard
Mentor: Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSc "Patterns of Chemokine Expression in Ocular Inflammatory Diseases"
Currently: Student at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Ward, Matthew S., M.D.    2004
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Michael J. Young, Ph.D.
Neuroprotection of Retinal Ganglion Cells in DBA/2J Mice with GDNF-loaded Biodegradable Microspheres.
Currently: Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Specialist in Provo, Utah

Watanabe, Hitoshi, MD, PhD     1990-1993
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, PhD Currently:Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Medical School; Osaka, Japan

Wei, Xin, MD                 2008           
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Development of a mouse model of glaucoma for evaluation of novel treatment
Currently:  Clinical Ophthalmology Fellow in China

Wong, Bonita, M.Sc., O.D.                 1999-2001
Predoctoral Trainee
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Optometrist, Alcon Labs

Woods, Russell, Ph.D.                 1999-2001
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D
Currently: Investigator, Schepens Eye Research Institute

Wu, Ying, M.D., Ph.D.        2004-2006
Research Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Mentor: Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D

Xiong, Linjie, MD     2009-2010
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Pablo Argüeso
Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Project: Notch signaling in conjunctival epithelial cell differentiation.

Xu, Qihong, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Patricia A. D'Amore, Ph.D.
"Function of FrzA & Wnt"
Currently: Scientist, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals

Yamagami, Hiroko, M.D., Ph.D.         1998 – 2000
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: David A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
“Sex and androgen influence on gene expression in the meibomian gland”
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Jichi Medical School, Omiya Medical Center, Saitama, Japan

Yamagami, Satoru, MD, PhD    1998-1999
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
"Chemokine Gene Expression in Corneal Transplantation and Inflammation"
Currently: Associate Professor of Opthalmology, Jichi Medical School, Tokyo Japan

Yang, Jian, Ph.D.           1989 - 1990
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D.
Currently: Sr. Human Factors Engineer , Corporate Design and Usability Eastman Kodak Company

Yang, Liu, M.D., Ph.D.     2002-2004
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, Ph.D.
Currently: Vice president, Beijing Univ. 1st hospital; Chair and Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Beijing Univ. 1st Hospital

Yang, Qiang, M.D.     2010-2012
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Dong Feng Chen, Ph.D.
Microbead-induced Ocular Hypertensive Mouse Model for Screening and Testing of Aqueous Production Suppressants for Glaucoma
Currently: Surgical Product Specialist, Bausch & Lomb, Shanghai, China

Yeh, Patrick, M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Practicing Physician, Los Angeles, CA

Yitzhak Yitzhaky, Ph.D.            2000-2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eli Peli, M.Sc., O.D.
Currently: Fellow, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Yiu, Samuel Ph.D.        1988-1989
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
PKC substrates
Currently: Assistant Professor Keck School of Medicine, Doheny Eye Inst. USC

Yoshimura, Takeru, M.D., Ph.D.            2008 – 2009
Predoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Sharmila Masli, Ph.D.
Role of TSP-1 induction of regulatory T cells by eye-derived antigen presenting cells Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow

Yu, Dekuang, Ph.D.     2010-2012
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Gang Luo, Ph.D.
Currently: Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering School, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Yu, Fushin X., Ph.D.          1993-1999
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Director of Research, Kresge Eye Institute; Professor of Ophthalmology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Zhang, Jing, Ph.D.       1999-2002
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Mara Lorenzi, M.D.
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Zhang-Hoover, Jie, M.D. Ph.D.      1997-2001
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D.
Currently: Senior Scientist, Paratex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

Zhu, Cheng (Chris), M.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Nancy C. Joyce, Ph.D.
Currently: Dept. of Ophthalmology, Eye & ENT Hospital, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China; SERI

Zhu, Suning, MD, Ph.D.     1996-1998
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mentor: Reza Dana, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
"Cytokine regulation of Adhesion Factors in Corneal Inflammation and Immunity"
Currently: Senior Research Associate, University of Toronto Dept. of Pathology, Canada

Zieske, James D., Ph.D.   1982-1984
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D.
Currently: Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA

Zoukhri, Driss, Ph.D.        1993-1995
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Darlene A. Dartt, Ph.D.
“PKC isoforms in lacrimal gland”
Currently: Assistant Professor Tufts School of Dental Medicine