Distinguished Lectures

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

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




Joseph M. Bryan Lecture

September 26, 2019
Mark Bear, PhD
Picower Professor of Neuroscience
The Picower Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

The Stephen and Frances Foster Distinguished Lecture

October 22, 2019
Victor Perez, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of Ocular Immunology Center
Duke Eye Center
Durham, NC



Visiting Science Professor

October 24, 2019
Kang Zhang, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Ophthalmic Genetics
Founding Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine
Co-Director, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Institute for Engineering in Medicine
Shiley Eye Institute


Distinguished Joseph M. Bryan Research Lecture

November 7, 2019
Robin Ali, PhD
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 Bryan Hurley, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
University of Washington
Seattle, WA