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LMRI Staff

The Lowy Medical Research Institute has a dedicated staff of clinicians, scientists, and administrators working together to advance clinical and laboratory research on Macular Telangiectasia type 2. LMRI staff are based at the La Jolla headquarters. From there, they work closely with extramural investigators and clinical sites to coordinate LMRI’s laboratory science and clinical research efforts. Scientific staff also work in the on-site laboratory to study specific aspects of the disease.

Martin Friedlander

Martin Friedlander, M.D., Ph.D

President of The Lowy Medical Research Institute;
Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute;
Chief, Retina Services, Department of Ophthalmology, Scripps Clinic

Dr. Friedlander is the President of LMRI, Professor at TSRI, and Chief of Retina Services at the Scripps Clinic. He oversees a laboratory program that is focused on understanding basic mechanisms that regulate the growth of new blood vessels as well as cell-cell interactions that help maintain normal neuronal function in the retina. His laboratory is interested in “translational” research with the goal of identifying new therapies to treat retinal diseases, including Macular Telangiectasia type 2.

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Jennifer Trombley R.N., M.S.N., M.S.T.O.M., C.C.R.C.

Clinical Trials Global Project Director, LMRI

Jennifer Trombley is the Global Project Director of Clinical Trials at the Lowy Medical Research Institute. She has over 40 years of acute nursing care experience, plus extensive experience with translational research and clinical research coordination.

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Mike Dorrell

Michael Dorrell, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Scientist, LMRI
Associate Professor of Biology, Point Loma Nazarene University

Dr. Dorrell is a scientist at the Lowy Medical Research Institute. He oversees collaborations with extramural researchers, establishes connections with outside researchers who can help with LMRI’s MacTel research, and provides feedback on intramural projects.

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Lea Scheppke, Ph.D.

Director of Scientific Communications, LMRI

Dr. Lea Scheppke is the Director of Scientific Communications at the Lowy Medical Research Institute. She oversees scientific communication with the public and with LMRI’s scientific collaborators. She prepares internal white papers and external content about MacTel for the public. She also tracks the progress of laboratory research projects and facilitates collaborations between extramural investigators.

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Kevin Eade

Kevin Eade, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist, LMRI

Dr. Kevin Eade is a scientist at the Lowy Medical Research Institute. He is currently developing stem cell technologies to study the cells of the human retina from patients afflicted with Macular Telangiectasia type 2.

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Mari Gantner

Marin Gantner, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist, LMRI

Dr. Marin Gantner is a scientist at the Lowy Medical Research Institute. She heads LMRI’s metabolism research program. She is studying metabolism in the retina, and developing the tools to assess metabolism in MacTel retinas.

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Mitchell Prins

Mitchell Prins

Research Technician, LMRI

Mr. Mitchell Prins is a Research Technician at the Lowy Medical Research Institute. Mr. Prins graduated Magna Cum Laude from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

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Alec Johnson

Research Technician, LMRI

Mr. Johnson is a Research Technician at the Lowy Medical Research Institute. He graduated Cum Laude from Point Loma Nazarene University in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

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Lynn Moon

Marti Lynn Moon

Office Manager

Ms. Marti Moon is the Office Manager at the Lowy Medical Research Institute. She brings 30 years of administrative experience and knowledge to the LMRI team.

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Sarah Meadows

Sarah Meadows

Administrative Officer, LMRI
Administrative Assistant, TSRI

Sarah Meadows is the Administrative Officer for the Lowy Medical Research Institute. She assists Dr. Friedlander in his administrative responsibilities at LMRI.

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United Kingdom

Moorfields Eye Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Cathy Egan, MD
011 44 20 7566 2262
catherine.egan@moorfields.nhs.uk

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United States

California

Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA USA
Martin Friedlander, MD, PhD
858-784-9138
friedlan@scripps.edu

Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA USA
Jean-Pierre Hubschman, MD
310-206-5004
hubschman@jsei.ucla.edu

Florida

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
Miami, FL USA
Philip Rosenfeld, MD
305-326-6538
prosenfeld@med.miami.edu

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Boston, MA USA
Joan Miller, MD
617-578-3257
joan.miller@meei.harvard.edu

Michigan

University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Grant Comer, MD
734-763-5906
gcomer@umich.edu

New York

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
New York, NY USA
Michael Cooney, MD
212 861-9797
m.cooney@vrmny.com

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
New York, NY USA
Richard Rosen, MD
212-979-4284
rrosen@nyee.edu

Ohio

Retina Associates of Cleveland, Inc.
Cleveland, OH USA
Lawrence Singerman, MD
216-831-5700
lsingerman@retina-assoc.com

Pennsylvania

Scheie Eye Institute
Philadelphia, PA USA
Alexander Brucker, MD
215-662-8675
ajbrucke@mail.med.upenn.edu

Utah

University of Utah Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Paul Bernstein, MD, PhD.
801-581-6078
paul.bernstein@hsc.utah.edu

Virginia

The Retina Group of Washington
Fairfax, VA USA
Robert Murphy, MD
703-698-9335
rpmurphy@comcast.net

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI USA
Barbara Blodi, MD
608-263-6646
bablodi@wisc.edu

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France

Hopital Lariboisiere
Paris, France
Alain Gaudric, MD
011 33 1 4995 2475
alain.gaudric@lrb.aphp.fr

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Germany

Universitats-Augenklinik Bonn
Bonn, Germany
Frank Holz, MD
011 49 228 287 5647
Frank.Holz@ukb.uni-bonn.de

St. Franziskus Hospital
Muenster, Germany
Prof. Daniel Pauleikhoff
dapauleikhoff@muenster.de
Bjorn Padge, MD
011 49-251-93308-0
bjoern@padge.de

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Israel

The Goldschleger Eye Institute
Tel Hashomer, Israel
Joseph Moisseiev, MD
011 972 3 5343462
Joseph.moisseiev@sheba.health.gov.il

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Switzerland

Klinik und Poliklinik fur Augenheilkunde
Inselspita
University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland
Sebastian Wolf, MD, PhD
41 31 6328503
sebastian.wolf@insel.ch

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Australia

Center for Eye Research Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Robyn Guymer, MD
011 61 3 9929 8393
rhg@unimelb.edu.au

Lions Eye Institute
Nedlands, Australia
Ian Constable, MD
011 61 8 9381 0882
ijc@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Save Sight Institute
Sydney NSW Australia
Mark Gillies, MD, PhD
011 61 412 060 313
mark.gillies@sydney.edu.au

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