Guy Eakin, Ph.D., Vice President of Scientific Affairs
Guy Eakin is the Vice President of Scientific Affairs at BrightFocus Foundation. Eakin leads the foundation's efforts to identify promising and innovative research, and works to ensure continued research progress in each of the over 100 active research projects throughout the world.
Prior to coming to BrightFocus, Eakin worked in medical research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. During his research career, he has studied and developed new ways of visualizing complex microscopic events in living cells and animals. Eakin holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Baylor College of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Indiana University.
Dr. Eakin frequently serves on boards and advisory committees in the fields served by BrightFocus Foundation. In addition, Dr. Eakin speaks on behalf of the foundation, having provided content and interviews to many media outlets including the New York Times, TEDMED, National Public Radio, AARP Bulletin, and Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine.