Paul Fitzgerald

Dr. Fitzgerald is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy at the University of California-Davis. His research uses genetic engineering approaches to create mice that lack beaded filament proteins. He has discovered that the lenses of these animals develop and differentiate normally, achieving the high degree of structural order that characterizes the lens, but that they are unable to maintain that order with age.

Judith West-Mays

Dr. Judith West-Mays is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and Assistant Dean of the Medical Sciences Graduate Program at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. She is an experienced vision scientist who obtained her Ph.D.  from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo. She completed 3 years of Postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School and was recruited to McMaster in 2002 from the Tufts Center for Vision Research in Boston where she held a prestigious Career Award from Research to Prevent Blindness. Dr.

Paul Russell

Dr. Russell is a Vision Scientist in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences at the University of California, Davis. His research interests include glaucoma, aqueous humor dynamics, cataract and the influence of biophysical cues on ocular cells. He has studied the trabecular meshwork extensively and has human meshwork cells to test experimental drugs in vitro.