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 California headquarters. 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, MD, PhD

President, Lowy Medical Research Institute
Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
Chief, Retina Services, Scripps Clinic

Jennifer Trombley, RN, MSN, MSTOM, CCRC

Director, Clinical Trials

Lea Scheppke, PhD

Director, Scientific Operations

Michael Dorrell, PhD

Senior Staff Scientist

Kevin Eade, PhD

Senior Staff Scientist

Marin Gantner, PhD

Senior Staff Scientist

Simone Tzaridis, MD

Postdoctoral Associate

Sarah Harkins-Perry

Research Technician

Katherina Nardo, MPH

Clinical Research Associate

Sarah Giles

Research Assistant

Regis Fallon

Research Assistant

Maura Friedlander

Clinical Research Assistant

Marti Moon

Office Manager

Jessica Orozco

Administrative Officer