• YO ARVO! Exploring Careers in Research at AAO 2015

    Interested in a career in research? During AAO 2015, be sure to check out this YO Lounge networking event on Sunday, Nov. 15 (Room 102; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.), to network with senior clinicians and ask your questions about this particular career path.

    This event is held in collaboration with the Association of Research and Vision (ARVO) Members in Training Committee.


    YO Committee liaison and moderator:

    Anthony Khawaja, MBBSAnthony Khawaja, MBBS

    • London, England
    • AAO YO International Subcommittee


    Clinician Scientists include:

    Joan Miller, MD, FARVO – Keynote speakerJoan Miller, MD, FARVO

    • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
    • Co-discoverer of the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in eye

    Martine Jager, MD, PhD, FARVOMartine Jager, MD, PhD, FARVO

    • Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    • Research interests include inflammation of the cornea and the ocular surface and the immunology of ocular malignancies

    Andrew Lee, MDAndrew Lee, MD

    • Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
    • Current interests are in optic nerve disorders and tumors of the optic nerve

    Tongalp Tezel, MDTongalp Tezel, MD

    • Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York
    • Research interests include retinal cell transplantation, angiogenesis, pharmacologic vitreolysis, tissue engineering and drug development for the treatment of AMD

    Janey Wiggs, MD, PhDJaney Wiggs, MD, PhD

    • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
    • Focused on the discovery and characterization of genetic factors that underlie various forms of glaucoma