András M. Komáromy, DrMedVet, PhD
Dr. András Komáromy is a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist and vision scientist with a special interest in glaucoma. After obtaining his veterinary degree from the University of Zurich, he obtained a PhD in comparative ophthalmology and glaucomatology at the University of Florida, where he also received his clinical residency training. As a post-doctoral fellow and assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, he focused on the development of novel retinal gene therapies, most importantly for achromatopsia. Following his move to Michigan State University, Dr. Komáromy focused again on the study of canine glaucoma and its value as a model for a better understanding of disease mechanisms that are likewise involved in human glaucoma. The development of novel gene therapies continues to be the main interest, given their potential for effective, long-term IOP control and protection of the optic nerve. Dr. Komáromy is a recipient of the Shaffer Prize for Innovative Science (Glaucoma Research Foundation) and the Carl Camras Translational Research Award (ARVO Foundation/Pfizer Ophthalmics).