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Zigler, Sam

Sam Zigler

Assistant Professor

The Wilmer Eye Institute
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Phone: 410-502-8701


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology International Society for Eye Research

 Honors & Other Special Recognition:

  • Magna cum laude Graduate
  • Lambda Society (Honorary Academic Society) 1967
  • Who's Who in Colleges and Universities 1968
  • NSF Predoctoral Fellow, Duke University Marine Laboratory 1969
  • Duke University Summer Research Fellowship 1973
  • Rohto Cataract Research Award 1983
  • Alcon Research Institute Award 1988
  • Executive Editor, Experimental Eye Research, 1993-present
  • Jin H. Kinoshita Lectureship, 1993

Research Interests:

  • Mechanisms of cataract development
  • Structure, function and evolution of lens crystallins
  • Comparative biochemistry of the ?-crystallins
  • Effects of aging and cataract development on lens proteins
  • Oxidative stress and the ocular lens

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