Tomo Wiggans

Dr. Wiggans holds multiple degrees, including a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), a Master of Engineering (MEng), and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (Dipl.ACVO). His outstanding academic achievements have earned him recognition as an expert in his field.

Wendy Townsend

Dr. Townsend is a Board-Certified veterinary ophthalmologist and Professor at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include canine inherited ocular disease and ocular imaging, particularly with high resolution ultrasound. Additional research interests include uveitis and fungal keratitis. 


Mary Newman

Ms. Newman serves as a regulatory affairs expert consulting on many ophthalmology programs creating development strategies for small molecules, biologics, devices and gene/cell therapies. Her deep experience helps clients to navigate regulatory requirements for US FDA and EU EMEA submissions for clinical studies, global regulatory authority meetings and product registration. Most recently, Ms.

Julie Kiland

A researcher with over 20 years of experience in glaucoma research and have worked closely with Dr. McLellan in her studies of feline glaucoma since 2008. I earned my BA in Psychology at UW-Madison. After graduation, I joined Dr. Paul Kaufman’s lab studying the ocular diseases glaucoma and presbyopia. In 2003, I received my MS in Veterinary Science, while in the Kaufman lab. My graduate work focused on a possible association of intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering drops in decreasing flow through the conventional aqueous humor outflow pathway.

Yuri Danilov

Dr. Danilov is Senior Scientist in the Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine Department, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is a neuroscientist with over 30 years experience in research on brain function and the special senses, including vision, taste, and balance. His primary interest areas include neuroplasticity, neurorehabilitation, and sensory systems physiology. Dr.

T. Michael Nork

Dr. Nork is a founder, serves as a member of the Executive Board, and provides consulting on many aspects of vision science.

Dr. Nork is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is fellowship trained in ophthalmic pathology, and his clinical specialties include diseases, surgery of the retina and vitreous, and clinical electrophysiology.

Carol Rasmussen

Ms. Rasmussen is a Researcher in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her research interests focus on the structural correlates of glaucomatous optic neuropathy and ocular gene therapy. She has expertise with clinical retinal diagnostic imaging systems including Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and custom microscope-based systems designed to document transgene expression in the anterior segment.

Daniel Albert

Dr. Albert is a founder, former managing member, and currently provides consulting on ocular pathology.

Dr. Albert is the RRF Emmett A. Humble Distinguished Director of the UW Eye Research Institute, Frederick A. Davis Professor of Ophthalmology and Former Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is widely recognized as an expert in ocular pathology and is Director of the Ocular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.