Published April 12, 2012
Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of ophthalmology, has been invited to serve as chair of the publications committee for the world’s largest eye and vision research society.
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has 12,700 members in more than 75 countries.
Fliesler, a research health scientist at the Buffalo VA Medical Center who also serves as vice chair and director of research for the UB Department of Ophthalmology, is president of the International Society for Eye Research.
He is principal investigator for a nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, a hereditary disorder of cholesterol metabolism with associated eye abnormalities.
In 2009, Fliesler was named an inaugural fellow of ARVO in honor of his stature in and contributions to the field of eye and vision research as well as his service to the organization.
He is a member of the 2012 ARVO annual meeting program committee, representing the retinal cell biology section.
His two-year term as chair of ARVO’s publications committee begins in May.