Barnstable, Gardner named ARVO 2009 Fellows

August 06, 2009

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) recently named Colin Barnstable, professor and chair of neural and behavioral sciences, and Dr. Tom Gardner, professor and vice chair of ophthalmology, as members of this year's inaugural class of Distinguished Fellows. Barnstable and Gardner were recognized for their accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the association.

ARVO, the largest eye and vision research organization in the world, includes approximately 12,500 eye and vision researchers from more than 73 countries.

ARVO asks that Fellows continue to serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and to further ARVO’s vision “to facilitate the advancement of vision research and the prevention and cure of disorders of the visual system worldwide.” This includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide.

Barnstable received his doctorate from Wolfson College in Oxford. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ocular Biology, Diseases and Informatics. He has more than 170 peer-reviewed publications.

Gardner received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He has more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and is project director of The JDRF Center for Mechanisms and Intervention of Diabetic Retinopathy at Penn State, an $8.9 million project funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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