Richard Libby, PhD

Dr. Libby did his doctoral work on the role of extracellular matrix in retinal development in Dr. William Brunken’s laboratory (Boston College). After completion of his doctorate, he studied Usher Syndrome as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Karen Steel’s Hereditary Deafness Group at the Medical Research Council’s Institute for Hearing Research (Nottingham, England). He continued his postdoctoral training in Dr. Simon John’s laboratory (The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine) where he began to study glaucomatous neurodegeneration. After he left Dr. John’s laboratory, he started his own laboratory at the University of Rochester Medical Center focused on identifying the cell death pathways controlling retinal ganglion cell death in glaucoma. Currently, Dr. Libby is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Genetics and Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Rochester Medical Center.