Team

Executive Director

Gregory S. Hageman, PhD

Research Interests: The Biology, Genetics and Development of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Modalities for the Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and its Co-Segregating Diseases

Research Faculty

Monika Fleckenstein, MD

Degenerative retinal diseases

Characterization by innovative high-resolution imaging technology

Identification of prognostic biomarkers for disease progression

Validation of clinical endpoints for interventional trials

Scientific concept, design and principal investigator:

SIGHT-Study (Sparing of the Fove... Read More

Research Interests: Advanced Medical Imaging and Image Data Analysis, Age-related Macular Degeneration, Clinical Trials, Retinal Degeneration

Specialties: Ophthalmology, Retinal Diseases

Medical School: University of Bonn

Medical School: University of Heidelberg School of Medicine

Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, MD

Research Interests: Age-related Macular Degeneration, Fundus Autofluorescence, Molecular Imaging, Retinal Imaging, Structural-Functional Analysis Including Fundus-Controlled Perimetry

Specialties: Ophthalmology, Retinal Diseases

Fellowship: University of Bonn

Residency: University of Bonn

Medical School: Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

Moussa A. Zouache, PhD

Research Interests: Age-related Macular Degeneration, Choroid, Engineering in Ophthalmology, Transport Phenomena

Chromosome 1-Directed AMD Therapies

Burt Richards, PhD

Burt Richards, PhD

Title:  Director, Translational Sciences

Jin Liu, PhD

Jin Liu, PhD

Title:  Research Scientist

Robert Anstadt

Robert Anstadt

Title:  Senior Laboratory Specialist

Chromosome 10-Directed AMD Therapies

Brandi L. Williams, PhD

Brandi L. Williams, PhD

Title:  Director, Research and Science

Jamie Hixon, PhD

Jamie Hixon, PhD

Title:  Senior Laboratory Scientist

Nathan Seager

Nathan Seager

Title:  Senior Laboratory Specialist

Genetics of AMD

Chris Pappas

Chris Pappas

Title:  Research Scientist

Stacie Matthews

Stacie Matthews

Title:  Senior Laboratory Specialist

Histology and Electron Microscopy

Marc Toso, PhD

Marc Toso, PhD

Title:  Research Scientist

Administrative Management

Jennifer Mohler

Jennifer Mohler

Title:  Administrative Manager

Utah Lions Eye Bank

Lisa Nichols

Lisa Nichols

Title:  Administrative Program Coordinator

Lab Aides-Eyecall
  • Tana Corsetti
  • Henry Nibley
  • Caden Turner
  • Zachary Olson

Clinical Research

Jill Hageman, RN

Jill Hageman, RN

Title:  Research Manager

William Hubbard

William Hubbard

Title:  Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Julie Thomas

Julie Thomas

Title:  Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Anna Reed

Anna Reed

Title:  Clinical Research Coordinator

Research Assistants

Caitlin Faust

Caitlin Faust

Title:  Clinical Research Assistant

Adjunct Researchers