Jose-Manuel Alonso, MD, PhD (2021)
Professor in Biological and Vision Sciences
State University of New York, College of Optometry
New York, NY 10036

Teresa Borrás, PhD (2023)
Professor and Director of Research
Department of Ophthalmology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

James Coughlan, PhD (2023)
Senior Scientist
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
San Francisco, CA 94115

Katia Del Rio-Tsonis, PhD (2022)
Department of Biology
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

Thomas W. Gardner, MD (2023)
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
University of Michigan, School of Medicine and Kellogg Eye Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, FACS, FARVO (2022)
Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
John A. Moran Eye Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Renu A. Kowluru, PhD (2023)
Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48201

Mary Ann Stepp, PhD (2021)
Professor of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology
The George Washington University
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Washington, DC 20037

Benjamin Teller, OD (2022)
Principal and Owner
Eye Rx
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Ex Officio

Xavier Becerra, JD 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201

Francis S. Collins, PhD , MD
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892



Michael Chiang, MD
National Eye Institute
Bethesda, MD 20892


Executive Secretary

Kathleen Anderson, PhD
Director, Division of Extramural Activities
National Eye Institute
Bethesda, MD 20892

Last updated: June 21, 2021