October 4th, 2019

Introducing our Scientific Advisory Panel

CUREUsher is a charity dedicated to raising funds for Usher syndrome research, and we want to ensure that all money raised by YOU goes to the most promising research of the highest quality in order to find a cure or treatment for Usher syndrome.

In order to help us with the difficult task of deciding which scientific research we should fund, we have recently established a Scientific Advisory Panel(SAP) consisting of professional scientists and clinicians from around the world. These members have joined CUREUsher in a voluntary capacity, and will provide, to the Board of Trustees, advice on any grant proposal we receive. We are very fortunate, and very grateful, to have such a high esteemed group working with us whom are also passionate about finding a cure for Usher syndrome.

Our members:

  • Dr. Isabelle Audo, M.D., PH.D., is a clinician scientist, professor in ophthalmology, working both at the Quinze-Vingts Hospital and as a group leader in the Department of Genetics at the Vision Institute (Institut de la Vision) in Paris, France.
  • Prof Joseph Carroll, is the Richard O. Schultz, MD / Ruth Works Professor of Ophthalmology, and Professor of Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Prof Michel Michaelides is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in the departments of Medical Retina, Inherited Eye Disease and Paediatric Ophthalmology; and is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
  • Dr. Mark Pennesi is an Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at Oregon Health & Science University.? He is the chief of the Ophthalmic Genetics Division at the Casey Eye Institute.

Find out more:

Read more about our SAP members and their work on our Scientific Advisory Panel page.