Meet the Scientists

An Evening of BrightFocus | Mind Sight Cure | June 6, 2018

Rachel Bennett, PhD
Rachel Bennett, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Title: Vessels of Change: Tau, Brain Circulation, and Alzheimer's

Learn more about Dr. Bennett's BrightFocus-funded research.


Meredith Gregory-Ksander, PhD
Meredith Gregory-Ksander, PhD
Meredith Gregory‐Ksander, PhD
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Title: Targeting Inflammation as a New Way to Treat Glaucoma

Learn more about Dr. Gregory-Ksander's BrightFocus-funded research.


Makoto Ishii, MD, PhD
Makoto Ishii, MD, PhD
Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Title: Understanding Early Weight Loss in Alzheimer’s Disease

Learn more about Dr. Ishii's BrightFocus-funded research.


Benjamin J. Kim, MD
Benjamin J. Kim, MD
Scheie Eye Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Title: The GALA Trial: Testing Alpha Lipoic Acid for Dry AMD

Learn more about Dr. Kim's BrightFocus-funded research.


Yvonne Ou, MD
Yvonne Ou, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Title: The Eye’s First Responders! Neuronal Injury and Recovery in Glaucoma

Learn more about Dr. Ou's BrightFocus-funded research.


Sheldon Rowan, PhD
Sheldon Rowan, PhD
USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Tufts University
Title: Connecting Our Diets to Gut Bacteria and Eye Health

Learn more about Dr. Rowan's BrightFocus-funded research.

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