Kinoshita Lectureship

This prestigious international award was established in 1989 to honor Dr. Jin H. Kinoshita for his outstanding contributions to vision research. The award is given for meritorious research that contributes to the understanding of the etiology and prevention of cataract development. The recipient presents a lecture on his or her research at the biennial International Conference on the Lens Research Meeting and is awarded an honorarium of $15,000 and a plaque.

Past winners:

1991

Leo T. Chylack, MD
Professor and Director
Center for Ophthalmic Research
Brigham & Womens Hospital
Harvard University
Boston, MA

1993

J. Samuel Zigler, Jr., Ph.D.
Chief Laboratory of Mechanisms of Ocular Diseases
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

1995

Peter F. Kador, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Ocular Therapeutics
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

1997

Abraham Spector, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Ophthalmology Research
Columbia University
New York, NY

1999

Joseph Horwitz, Ph.D.
Professor
Jules Stein Eye Institute
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

2001

James L. Rae, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

2003

Kenshi Satoh, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
ScienceUniversity of Tokyo
Chiba, Japan

2005

Joram Piatigorsky, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

2007

Frank Giblin, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Eye Research Institute
Oakland University
Rochester, MI

2009

Marjorie Lou, Ph.D.
Willa Cather Professor of Biomedical Sciences
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

2012

Johnston (John) William McAvoy, Ph.D.
Sydney Medical Research Foundation Professor of Experimental Ophthalmology
Director of Laboratory Research, Save Sight Institute
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

2014

Roger John Willis Truscott, Ph.D.
Professor
Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
University of Wollongong
New South Wales, Australia

2015

Robert Augusteyn, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
University of New South Wales and University of Miami
Past Director
National Vision Research Institute of Australia
Ivanhoe, Australia

2017

Richard T. Mathias, Ph.D
Professor
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Health Sciences Center
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY