Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Doheny Distinguished Lecture Series April 2024 — Christine Curcio, PhD

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


The x,y,z,t of age-related macular degeneration and the possibility of precision prevention

Our 2023-24 Doheny Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) April lecture will be delivered by Christine Curcio, PhD, on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Please refer to the lecture details below.

  • Date: 4/3/24
  • DLS Speaker: Christine Curcio, PhD
    White-McKee Endowed Professor of Ophthalmology (2018-2024), Heersink School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Location: Doheny Eye Institute, Conference Center, 150 North Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA

Christine Curcio, PhD is a world-renowned vision researcher who has made seminal contributions to our understanding of the anatomic and molecular pathobiology of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in aged adults. Using tools of digital histology, her lab has made important discoveries regarding the composition and role of drusen deposits in human AMD while also identifying other key hallmarks of the disease such as photoreceptor loss, gliosis, and RPE transdifferentiation. These findings have formed the basis for both mechanistic investigations into AMD pathogenesis and improved clinical diagnosis of AMD worldwide. Dr. Curcio’s research has been supported by multiple NIH grants and foundations. She has logged >250 PubMed entries, >32,000 citations, and an H-index of 82. For her contributions to vision research, Dr. Curcio has received several awards including the 2002 (inaugural) Roger H. Johnson Prize for Macular Degeneration research, 2014 Ludwig von Sallmann Prize, 2020 Research to Prevent Blindness – David F. Weeks Award, and the 2022 Lawrence A. Yannuzzi Lectureship of the International Retinal Imaging Society.

In 2022, she became a Laureate of the Future Vision Foundation. Dr. Curcio earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Rochester and did postdoctoral training at Boston University and the University of Washington-Seattle before joining the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1990, from which she recently retired to become a private consultant and visiting faculty.


April 3
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:


Doheny Eye Institute
150 North Orange Grove Blvd. Rm 264
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States


Doheny Eye Institute
(323) 342-7100


Share this with your friends!