John M. Nickerson, PhD


Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Emory University School of Medicine
Vice Director of Research (Basic Science)
Emory Eye Center
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


John M. Nickerson, PhD, is Professor and Vice Director of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Emory in 1991, Dr. Nickerson served as a senior fellow and a biologist at the National Institutes of Health.


Dr. Nickerson received his master's degree at Michigan State University, his PhD at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.


Dr. Nickerson's research interests are in retinal degenerative diseases and the genetics behind them. He studies pharmacological and gene therapy approaches to slowing or preventing these degenerations.


Dr. Nickerson is a founding and current editor-in-chief of Molecular Vision, and he serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Ocular Biology, Diseases, and Informatics andClinical Optometry. He is a prolific manuscript reviewer for numerous scientific publications. He has published more than 80 research articles, and numerous book chapters and abstracts.

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