Marcelo Nociari, PhD
Dr. Marcelo Nociari is an assistant research professor of ophthalmology at the Dyson Research Institute at Cornell University. He earned a BA in Chemistry, a BS in Biochemistry and a PhD in immunology from the University of Buenos Aires. In 1996, he arrived to the U.S to pursue postdoctoral studies in aging and innate immunity. Dr. Nociari’s research team is deeply interested in developing new drugs to reduce the accumulation of lipofuscin-bisretinoids in the retina and to control the chronic inflammation consistently associated with AMD. Dr. Nociari uses animal models, cell culture, and clinical approaches to study from different perspectives the impact that lipofuscin accumulation has in retinal disease. In addition to the BrightFocus award, Dr. Nociari has received a number of grants from NIH.