Distinguished Lectures

Duke Eye Center hosts a number of distinguished lectures throughout the year. 


Upcoming Lectures

 
Science Professor Lecture
CURRENTLY POSTPONED
Adriana Di Polo, PhD, ARVO
New Insights into Retinal Ganglion Cell Dysfunction and Damage in Glaucoma
Professor in Neuroscience and Ophthalmology
University of Montreal, University of Montreal Hospital Research Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph M. Bryan Lecture
CURRENTLY POSTPONED
Rando Allikmets, PhD
Stargardt Disease (ABCA4) Locus as a Model for Complex Genetics in Mendelian Traits
Acquavella Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Research Director, Harkness Eye Institute Columbia University
 
 
 
 
 
2020 Dastgheib Pioneer Lecture
CURRENTLY POSTPONED

José-Alain Sahel, MD
Chairman and Distinguished Professor
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, UPMC Eye Center, Eye and Ear Foundation Chair of Ophthalmology

 

 
 
 
Inaugural Mittra Family Foundation Lecture
September 17, 2020
Daniel F. Martin, MD
Chairman, Cole Eye Institute
Barbara and A. Malachi Mixon III Institute Chair of Ophthalmology
Cleveland Clinic  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gordon K. Klintworth, MD, PhD Distinguished Lecture
September 24, 2020
Robert F. Mullins, MD, PhD
Martin Carver Chair of Ocular Cell Biology
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
University of Iowa Health Care
Carver College of Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph M. Bryan Lecture
October 15, 2020
Gregory S. Hageman, PhD, FARVO
Toward the Development of Gene-directed Therapies for Early Stage Age-related Macular Degeneration
Sharon Eccles Steele Center for Translational Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
John A. Moran Eye Center
University of Utah

 

 

Previous 2020 Distinguished Lectures

 

Guest Lecture
January 7, 2020
Daniel Ting, MD, PhD
Will AI Replace Ophthalmologists?
Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology
Singapore National Eye Center

 

 

 

Previous 2019 Distinguished Lectures 

 

Visiting Science Professor

February 21, 2019
Artur V. Cideciyan, PhD
Research Professor of Ophthalmology
Scheie Eye Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
 
 
 

Distinguished Gordon K. Klintworth, MD, PhD Lecture
March 28, 2019
Jim Handa, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
John Hopkins, Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD

 

 


Visiting Science Professor
May 10, 2019
Robert Nickells, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison
 

 

 


Science of Disease Lecture- Artificial Intelligence and Ophthalmology
September 24, 2019
Ricardo Henao, PhD
Assistant Professor in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sina Farsiu, PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate Professor of Computer Science
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anthony Kuo, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Duke Eye Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grace Prakalapakorn, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Duke Eye Center
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Joseph M. Bryan Lecture
September 26, 2019
Mark F. Bear, PhD
Synaptic Plasticity and Amblyopia
Picower Professor of Neuroscience
The Picower Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
 
 

 


Distinguished Visiting Professor
October 16, 2019
Robyn Guymer, AM, MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO, FAHMS
Taking Out the Waste – AMD is a Disease of Accumulated Debris 
Time to Spring Clean.

Deputy Director, Centre for Eye Research Australia
Deputy Head Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery
University of Melbourne
 

 


The Stephen and Frances Foster Distinguished Lecture
October 22, 2019
Victor Perez, MD
A New Paradigm to Define Inflammatory Diseases of the Eye at The Foster Center for Ocular Immunology

Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of Ocular Immunology Center
Duke Eye Center
Durham, NC
 
 
 
 

Distinguished Joseph M. Bryan Research Lecture

November 7, 2019
Robin Ali, PhD
ES-derived Cone Transplantation for the Treatment of Macular Degeneration

Visiting Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Professor of Human Molecular Genetics
UCLS Institute of Ophthalmology & ICL Kellogg Eye Center
Ann Arbor, MI
 
 
 

Visiting Science Professor
November 21, 2019
James B. Hurley, PhD
A Portrait of the Retina as a Metabolic Ecosystem

Professor of Biochemistry
University of Washington
Seattle, WA