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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

Read Dr. Zigler's CV

Dr. Sheila West on the Link Between Smoking and Eye Disease in Women - 7/23/2014

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu and Colleagues Study Relationship Between Vision Loss and Work Status - 7/18/2014

Wilmer Resident Receives Lindstrom Research Grant - 7/11/2014

Four Wilmer Researchers Receive BrightFocus Foundation Awards - 7/10/2014

Dr. Michael Repka Part of Team Researching Telemedicine and ROP - 6/27/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Featured on WBAL-TV - 6/24/2014

Dr. M. Valeria Canto-Soler and Colleagues Use Human Stem Cells to Create Light-Sensitive Retina in a Dish - 6/10/2014

Wilmer's Division of Ocular Immunology Announces "Living With Uveitis" Support Group - 6/10/2014

Dr. Neil Bressler to Speak on Diabetic Retinopathy at National Eye Health Summit and Webcast - 6/10/2014

Dr. Donald Zack Receives a Research to Prevent Blindness Nelson Trust Award for Retinitis Pigmentosa - 6/9/2014

Dr. Michael Boland Leads Study on Effectiveness of Automated Telecommunication-Based Reminders on Adherence to Glaucoma Medication Dosing - 6/4/2014

Dr. Christina Prescott Discusses Summer Eye Protection on Fox 45 News - 6/1/2014

Dr. Jonathan Song Discusses Treatment Options for Pediatric Cataracts - 5/23/2014

Johns Hopkins' Jordan Green Discusses His Work at Wilmer's Translational Tissue Engineering Center - 5/21/2014

Longtime Wilmer Employee Lillie Alston Honored by Hopkins - 5/19/2014

Dr. Richard Semba: Diets Rich in Antioxidant Resveratrol Fail to Reduce Deaths, Heart Disease or Cancer - 5/12/2014

Dr. Neil Miller Explains Eye Twitching in The Wall Street Journal - 5/12/2014

Dr. Hendrik Scholl Receives ARVO Award - 5/7/2014


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