Christopher Brian Toomey, MD, PhD

2022 Robert Machemer MD and International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship

The members of the Board of The Robert Machemer Foundation awarded the 2022 Fellowship to The Shiley Eye Institute in support of Christopher Brian Toomey, MD, PhD with the mentorship of Professor Jeffrey D. Esko.  Dr. Toomey’s research project is entitled, Ultrastructural Glycomics Analysis of Bruch’s Membrane in Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

The Fellowship Awardee was selected based on Dr. Toomey’s clear commitment to applying research to the challenges of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, as well as a demonstration of his potential for mentored transition to independent research to improve knowledge of the causes and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases. 

Dr. Toomey is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at UC San Diego, Shiley Eye Institute, Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology and the Glycobiology Research and Training Center, who has an active medical and surgical practice specializing in adult vitreoretinal disease.

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