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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

Sanford Greenberg Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Gehlbach Project Selected by Johns Hopkins-Coulter Translational Project Partnership- 06/23/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Speaks at Senate Briefing on Special Diabetes Program- 06/09/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Discusses Blue Light Effects on the Eyes in the Washington Post- 06/02/16

Dr. Arevalo Honored by National Institute of Ophthalmology in Peru- 5/31/16

Dr. Jennifer Thorne Appointed President-elect of American Uveitis Society- 5/17/16

Dr. Ingrid Zimmer-Galler Elected to the ATA College of Fellows- 5/13/16

Dr. Arevalo Launches New Book at ARVO 2016- 5/09/16

Dr. Elia J. Duh is elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation- 4/28/16

Dr. Maria Valeria Canto Soler Wins BrightFocus Award for Macular Degeneration Research- 4/27/16

Three Wilmer Faculty Voted Most Influential in Field of Ophthalmology- 4/22/2016

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu Wins Pisart Award for Significant Achievement in Vision Science Research- 4/21/16

Dr. Eghrari Receives Alcon Early Career Research Award- 4/13/16

Dr. Quigley Honored by American Glaucoma Society- 4/11/16

Dr. Ian Pitha Awarded Grants for Glaucoma Research- 4/11/16