Medical and Scientific Advisory Board

The Medical and Scientific Advisory Board is an advisory committee which plays an invaluable role in advising the Directors of Fighting Blindness through appraising new grant applications and monitoring on-going programmes. It also offers recommendations regarding research policies and strategic plans, as well as ensuring that the excellent quality of our research is maintained.


Image of Professor robin AliProf Robin Ali 

Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology. Read full bio here.






Image of Professor Frank BarryProf Frank Barry 

Professor of Cellular Therapy at National University of Ireland Galway.





Image of Professor Alan StittProf Alan Stitt 

Director of the Centre for Vision Science, Queen’s University Belfast. Read full bio here.



Image of Professor Brendan BuckleyProf Brendan Buckley 

Chief Medical Officer ICON plc and Honorary Clinical Professor, School of Medicine and Health, UCC. Read full bio here.



Image of Professor Alberto AuricchioProf Alberto Auricchio 

Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Naples, Italy. Read full bio here.






Image of Professor John FlanneryProf John Flannery 

Professor of Neurobiology, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Read full bio here.






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 Prof Joseph Carroll

Richard O. Schultz, MD / Ruth Works Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Biophysics and Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Read full bio here.