Cataract Research Award

This international award recognizes promising lens researchers who have conducted significant scientific work. The award consists of a plaque and a $2,500 honorarium that is annually presented at the Lens Business Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.

Past winners:

1999 Dan Boyle, Ph.D.
Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
2000 K. Krishna Sharma, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
2001 Alan Shiels, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Washington University
St Louis, MO
2002 Marc Kantorow, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
2003 Ales Cvekl, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY
2004 Usha P. Andley, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
2005 J. Fielding Hejtmancik, M.D., Ph.D.
Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch
National Eye Institute
Bethesda, MD
2006 David Wan-Cheng Li, Ph.D.
Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Ophthalmology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
2007 Roger Truscott, Ph.D.
Save Sight Institute
University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia
2008 Kirsten Lampi, Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Biosciences
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR
2009 Xiaohua Gong, Ph.D.
School of Optometry
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
2010 Thomas W White, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
State University of New York
Stony Brook, NY
2011 Hiroshi Sasaki, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology
Kanazawa Medical University
Kanazawa, Japan
2012 P. Vasanth Rao, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology
Duke University
Durham, NC
2013 Paul J. Donaldson, Ph.D.
Department of Optometry and Visual Sciences
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
2015 Ian Michael Wormstone, Ph.D.
School of Biological Sciences
University of East Anglia
Norwich, United Kingdom
2016 Steven Bassnett, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
2017 Janice L. Walker, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
2019 Frank J. Lovicu, Ph.D.
Department of Ocular Cell and Developmental Biology
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
2019 Catherine K. Cheng, Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Optometry
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN