Debora Farber, Ph.D.


Debora B. Farber is a biochemist and molecular biologist who has been a faculty member of the UCLA School of Medicine since she joined the Department of Ophthalmology in 1977. She became a full professor in 1984, a Karl Kirchgessner Endowed Chair in 2001 and a Distinguished Professor in 2007. She has been Associate Director for Research of the Brain Research Institute (1992 -1994) and Associate Director of the Jules Stein Eye Institute as well as Co-Chief of its Vision Science Division (1994 – 2004). Dr. Farber earned her M.S. in Chemistry and her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Chemistry Department, University of California at Santa Barbara, where she studied the cyclic nucleotide regulation of different processes. She started working on the retina and diseases affecting it when she joined UCLA, and soon thereafter she received a National Eye Institute Research Career Development Award. In addition to her continued support from NIH, Dr. Farber also was granted an NIH MERIT Award. She received the highest honorary degree, Doctor Honoris Causa, from the University of Göteborg, Sweden, the Proctor Medal from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the “Marraine 2005” honorary title from L’Association Degenerescence Maculaire Liee a l’Age, France. She also was the recipient of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine Distinguished Lecturer Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Neurosciences, the Alcon Research Institute Award for Outstanding Contributions to Vision Research, The Foundation Fighting Blindness Trustee Award, the Paul Kayser International Award of Merit in Retina Research, two Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Investigators Awards and the Visionary Award from The Vision of Children Foundation. UCLA granted Dr. Farber the Woman of Science Award, the Franklin D. Murphy, M.D. Prize from the UCLA School of Medicine and the David Geffen School of Medicine MAA Medical Science Award. She is an Editorial Board member of several journals and has given Plenary lectures at national and international meetings. She also was elected Trustee and Vice-President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Michael Gorin, M.D., Ph.D.


Michael B. Gorin, MD, PhD, is the currently the first recipient of the Harold and Pauline Price Chair in Ophthalmology and Professor of Ophthalmology in the Retina and Vision Science Divisions in the Department of Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine ? UCLA and Jules Stein Eye Institute. He also holds an appointment in the Vision Research Division at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Gorin obtained his medical and doctor of philosophy degrees from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and completed his internship at the Center for Health Sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He stayed on at UCLA for postdoctoral research fellowship and ophthalmology residency training at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, and then finished a clinical fellowship in Medical Retina and Genetics at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England. Dr. Gorin returned to UCLA from the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives for the six graduate health sciences schools. He joined the Pittsburgh campus in 1990, rising to the rank of Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Human Genetics in the Graduate School of Public Health and serving as interim chair for both departments. He was founding director of the Center for Human Genetics and a founding senior associate of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the University. Throughout his 16 years in Pittsburgh, he has provided clinical care on a regular basis in medical retina particularly in the fields of hereditary disorders, retinal diagnostics, drug-related ocular toxicity, and ophthalmic genetics. During 2005-2007, he was named one of the top physicians in the United States by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. As a full-time faculty member at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Gorin divides his time between patient care for diseases of the retina, research into the genetics of inherited eye disorders and training young ophthalmologists and medical students.


A selected list of publications:

Ortube Maria Carolina, Kiderman Alexander, Eydelman Yakov, Yu Fei, Aguilar Nelson, Nusinowitz Steven, Gorin Michael B   Comparative regional pupillography as a noninvasive biosensor screening method for diabetic retinopathy Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 2013; 54(1): 9-18.
Fritsche Lars G, Chen Wei, Schu Matthew, Yaspan Brian L, Yu Yi, Thorleifsson Gudmar, Zack Donald J, Arakawa Satoshi, Cipriani Valentina, Ripke Stephan, Igo Robert P, Buitendijk Gabriëlle H S, Sim Xueling, Weeks Daniel E, Guymer Robyn H, Merriam Joanna E, Francis Peter J, Hannum Gregory, Agarwal Anita, Armbrecht Ana Maria, Audo Isabelle, Aung Tin, Barile Gaetano R, Benchaboune Mustapha, Bird Alan C, Bishop Paul N, Branham Kari E, Brooks Matthew, Brucker Alexander J, Cade William H, Cain Melinda S, Campochiaro Peter A, Chan Chi-Chao, Cheng Ching-Yu, Chew Emily Y, Chin Kimberly A, Chowers Itay, Clayton David G, Cojocaru Radu, Conley Yvette P, Cornes Belinda K, Daly Mark J, Dhillon Baljean, Edwards Albert O, Evangelou Evangelos, Fagerness Jesen, Ferreyra Henry A, Friedman James S, Geirsdottir Asbjorg, George Ronnie J, Gieger Christian, Gupta Neel, Hagstrom Stephanie A, Harding Simon P, Haritoglou Christos, Heckenlively John R, Holz Frank G, Hughes Guy, Ioannidis John P A, Ishibashi Tatsuro, Joseph Peronne, Jun Gyungah, Kamatani Yoichiro, Katsanis Nicholas, N Keilhauer Claudia, Khan Jane C, Kim Ivana K, Kiyohara Yutaka, Klein Barbara E K, Klein Ronald, Kovach Jaclyn L, Kozak Igor, Lee Clara J, Lee Kristine E, Lichtner Peter, Lotery Andrew J, Meitinger Thomas, Mitchell Paul, Mohand-Saïd Saddek, Moore Anthony T, Morgan Denise J, Morrison Margaux A, Myers Chelsea E, Naj Adam C, Nakamura Yusuke, Okada Yukinori, Orlin Anton, Ortube M Carolina, Othman Mohammad I, Pappas Chris, Park Kyu Hyung, Pauer Gayle J T, Peachey Neal S, Poch Olivier, Priya Rinki Ratna, Reynolds Robyn, Richardson Andrea J, Ripp Raymond, Rudolph Guenther, Ryu Euijung, Sahel José-Alain, Schaumberg Debra A, Scholl Hendrik P N, Schwartz Stephen G, Scott William K, Shahid Humma, Sigurdsson Haraldur, Silvestri Giuliana, Sivakumaran Theru A, Smith R Theodore, Sobrin Lucia, Souied Eric H, Stambolian Dwight E, Stefansson Hreinn, Sturgill-Short Gwen M, Takahashi Atsushi, Tosakulwong Nirubol, Truitt Barbara J, Tsironi Evangelia E, Uitterlinden André G, van Duijn Cornelia M, Vijaya Lingam, Vingerling Johannes R, Vithana Eranga N, Webster Andrew R, Wichmann H-Erich, Winkler Thomas W, Wong Tien Y, Wright Alan F, Zelenika Diana, Zhang Ming, Zhao Ling, Zhang Kang, Klein Michael L, Hageman Gregory S, Lathrop G Mark, Stefansson Kari, Allikmets Rando, Baird Paul N, Gorin Michael B, Wang Jie Jin, Klaver Caroline C W, Seddon Johanna M, Pericak-Vance Margaret A, Iyengar Sudha K, Yates John R W, Swaroop Anand, Weber Bernhard H F, Kubo Michiaki, Deangelis Margaret M, Léveillard Thierry, Thorsteinsdottir Unnur, Haines Jonathan L, Farrer Lindsay A, Heid Iris M, Abecasis Gonçalo R, Abecasis Gonçalo R   Seven new loci associated with age-related macular degeneration Nature genetics, 2013; 45(4): 433-9, 439e1-2.
Sofat Reecha, Casas Juan P, Webster Andrew R, Bird Alan C, Mann Samantha S, Yates John R W, Moore Anthony T, Sepp Tiina, Cipriani Valentina, Bunce Catey, Khan Jane C, Shahid Humma, Swaroop Anand, Abecasis Gonçalo, Branham Kari E H, Zareparsi Sepideh, Bergen Arthur A, Klaver Caroline C W, Baas Dominique C, Zhang Kang, Chen Yuhong, Gibbs Daniel, Weber Bernhard H F, Keilhauer Claudia N, Fritsche Lars G, Lotery Andrew, Cree Angela J, Griffiths Helen L, Bhattacharya Shomi S, Chen Li L, Jenkins Sharon A, Peto Tunde, Lathrop Mark, Leveillard Thierry, Gorin Michael B, Weeks Daniel E, Ortube Maria Carolina, Ferrell Robert E, Jakobsdottir Johanna, Conley Yvette P, Rahu Mati, Seland Johan H, Soubrane Gisele, Topouzis Fotis, Vioque Jesus, Tomazzoli Laura, Young Ian, Whittaker John, Chakravarthy Usha, de Jong Paulus T V M, Smeeth Liam, Fletcher Astrid, Hingorani Aroon D   Complement factor H genetic variant and age-related macular degeneration: effect size, modifiers and relationship to disease subtype International journal of epidemiology, 2012; 41(1): 250-62.
Webb Tom R, Parfitt David A, Gardner Jessica C, Martinez Ariadna, Bevilacqua Dalila, Davidson Alice E, Zito Ilaria, Thiselton Dawn L, Ressa Jacob H C, Apergi Marina, Schwarz Nele, Kanuga Naheed, Michaelides Michel, Cheetham Michael E, Gorin Michael B, Hardcastle Alison J   Deep intronic mutation in OFD1, identified by targeted genomic next-generation sequencing, causes a severe form of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (RP23) Human molecular genetics, 2012; 21(16): 3647-54.
Matynia Anna, Parikh Sachin, Chen Bryan, Kim Paul, McNeill David S, Nusinowitz Steven, Evans Christopher, Gorin Michael B   Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells are the primary but not exclusive circuit for light aversion Experimental eye research, 2012; 105(11 Pt B): 60-9.
Strom Samuel P, Gao Yong-Qing, Martinez Ariadna, Ortube Carolina, Chen Zugen, Nelson Stanley F, Nusinowitz Steven, Farber Deborah B, Gorin Michael B   Molecular diagnosis of putative Stargardt Disease probands by exome sequencing BMC medical genetics, 2012; 13(16): 67.
Chiu Chung-Jung, Conley Yvette P, Gorin Michael B, Gensler Gary, Lai Chao-Qiang, Shang Fu, Taylor Allen   Associations between genetic polymorphisms of insulin-like growth factor axis genes and risk for age-related macular degeneration Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 2011; 52(12): 9099-107.
Spencer Kylee L, Olson Lana M, Schnetz-Boutaud Nathalie, Gallins Paul, Wang Gaofeng, Scott William K, Agarwal Anita, Jakobsdottir Johanna, Conley Yvette, Weeks Daniel E, Gorin Michael B, Pericak-Vance Margaret A, Haines Jonathan L   Dissection of chromosome 16p12 linkage peak suggests a possible role for CACNG3 variants in age-related macular degeneration susceptibility Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 2011; 52(3): 1748-54.
McKay Gareth J, Patterson Chris C, Chakravarthy Usha, Dasari Shilpa, Klaver Caroline C, Vingerling Johannes R, Ho Lintje, de Jong Paulus T V M, Fletcher Astrid E, Young Ian S, Seland Johan H, Rahu Mati, Soubrane Gisele, Tomazzoli Laura, Topouzis Fotis, Vioque Jesus, Hingorani Aroon D, Sofat Reecha, Dean Michael, Sawitzke Julie, Seddon Johanna M, Peter Inga, Webster Andrew R, Moore Anthony T, Yates John R W, Cipriani Valentina, Fritsche Lars G, Weber Bernhard H F, Keilhauer Claudia N, Lotery Andrew J, Ennis Sarah, Klein Michael L, Francis Peter J, Stambolian Dwight, Orlin Anton, Gorin Michael B, Weeks Daniel E, Kuo Chia-Ling, Swaroop Anand, Othman Mohammad, Kanda Atsuhiro, Chen Wei, Abecasis Goncalo R, Wright Alan F, Hayward Caroline, Baird Paul N, Guymer Robyn H, Attia John, Thakkinstian Ammarin, Silvestri Giuliana   Evidence of association of APOE with age-related macular degeneration: a pooled analysis of 15 studies Human mutation, 2011; 32(12): 1407-16.
Wittes Janet, Gorin Michael B, Mayne Susan T, McCarthy Cynthia S, Sternberg Paul, Wall Michael   Letter from the DSMC regarding a clinical trial of lutein in patients with retinitis pigmentosa Archives of ophthalmology, 2011; 129(5): 675; author reply 675-6.
Choi Daniel Y, Ortube Maria Carolina, McCannel Colin A, Sarraf David, Hubschman Jean-Pierre, McCannel Tara A, Gorin Michael B   Sustained elevated intraocular pressures after intravitreal injection of bevacizumab, ranibizumab, and pegaptanib Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2011; 31(6): 1028-35.
Charles Bashira A, Conley Yvette P, Chen Guanjie, Miller Rachel G, Dorman Janice S, Gorin Michael B, Ferrell Robert E, Sereika Susan M, Rotimi Charles N, Orchard Trevor J   Variants of the adenosine A(2A) receptor gene are protective against proliferative diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes Ophthalmic research, 2011; 46(1): 1-8.
McKay Gareth J, Silvestri Giuliana, Chakravarthy Usha, Dasari Shilpa, Fritsche Lars G, Weber Bernhard H, Keilhauer Claudia N, Klein Michael L, Francis Peter J, Klaver Caroline C, Vingerling Johannes R, Ho Lintje, De Jong Paulus T D V, Dean Michael, Sawitzke Julie, Baird Paul N, Guymer Robyn H, Stambolian Dwight, Orlin Anton, Seddon Johanna M, Peter Inga, Wright Alan F, Hayward Caroline, Lotery Andrew J, Ennis Sarah, Gorin Michael B, Weeks Daniel E, Kuo Chia-Ling, Hingorani Aroon D, Sofat Reecha, Cipriani Valentina, Swaroop Anand, Othman Mohammad, Kanda Atsuhiro, Chen Wei, Abecasis Goncalo R, Yates John R, Webster Andrew R, Moore Anthony T, Seland Johan H, Rahu Mati, Soubrane Gisele, Tomazzoli Laura, Topouzis Fotis, Vioque Jesus, Young Ian S, Fletcher Astrid E, Patterson Chris C   Variations in apolipoprotein E frequency with age in a pooled analysis of a large group of older people American journal of epidemiology, 2011; 173(12): 1357-64.
Chen Wei, Stambolian Dwight, Edwards Albert O, Branham Kari E, Othman Mohammad, Jakobsdottir Johanna, Tosakulwong Nirubol, Pericak-Vance Margaret A, Campochiaro Peter A, Klein Michael L, Tan Perciliz L, Conley Yvette P, Kanda Atsuhiro, Kopplin Laura, Li Yanming, Augustaitis Katherine J, Karoukis Athanasios J, Scott William K, Agarwal Anita, Kovach Jaclyn L, Schwartz Stephen G, Postel Eric A, Brooks Matthew, Baratz Keith H, Brown William L, Brown William L, Brucker Alexander J, Orlin Anton, Brown Gary, Ho Allen, Regillo Carl, Donoso Larry, Tian Lifeng, Kaderli Brian, Hadley Dexter, Hagstrom Stephanie A, Peachey Neal S, Klein Ronald, Klein Barbara E K, Gotoh Norimoto, Yamashiro Kenji, Ferris Iii Frederick, Fagerness Jesen A, Reynolds Robyn, Farrer Lindsay A, Kim Ivana K, Miller Joan W, Cortón Marta, Carracedo Angel, Sanchez-Salorio Manuel, Pugh Elizabeth W, Doheny Kimberly F, Brion Maria, Deangelis Margaret M, Weeks Daniel E, Zack Donald J, Chew Emily Y, Heckenlively John R, Yoshimura Nagahisa, Iyengar Sudha K, Francis Peter J, Katsanis Nicholas, Seddon Johanna M, Haines Jonathan L, Gorin Michael B, Abecasis Gonçalo R, Swaroop Anand   Genetic variants near TIMP3 and high-density lipoprotein-associated loci influence susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2010; 107(16): 7401-6.
Aldave Anthony J, Rosenwasser George O D, Yellore Vivek S, Papp Jeanette C, Sobel Eric M, Pham Michele N, Chen Michael C, Dandekar Sugandha, Sripracha Ram, Rayner Sylvia A, Sassani Joseph W, Gorin Michael B   Linkage of posterior amorphous corneal dystrophy to chromosome 12q21.33 and exclusion of coding region mutations in KERA, LUM, DCN, and EPYC Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 2010; 51(8): 4006-12.
Reddy Shantan, Gorin Michael B, McCannel Tara A, Tsui Irena, Straatsma Bradley R   Novel KRIT1/CCM1 mutation in a patient with retinal cavernous hemangioma and cerebral cavernous malformation Graefe’s archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv für klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie, 2010; 248(9): 1359-61.
Tosha Chinatsu, Gorin Michael B, Nusinowitz Steven   Test-retest reliability and inter-ocular symmetry of multi-focal electroretinography in Stargardt disease Current eye research, 2010; 35(1): 63-72.
Aldave Anthony J, Yellore Vivek S, Vo Rosalind C, Kamal Khairidzan M, Rayner Sylvia A, Plaisier Christopher L, Chen Michael C, Damani Mausam R, Pham Michele N, Gorin Michael B, Sobel Eric, Papp Jeanette   Exclusion of positional candidate gene coding region mutations in the common posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy 1 candidate gene interval Cornea, 2009; 28(7): 801-7.
Jakobsdottir Johanna, Gorin Michael B, Conley Yvette P, Ferrell Robert E, Weeks Daniel E   Interpretation of genetic association studies: markers with replicated highly significant odds ratios may be poor classifiers PLoS genetics, 2009; 5(2): e1000337.
Hosseini Shahla M, Biglan Minhnoi W, Larkby Cynthia, Brooks Maria M, Gorin Michael B, Day Nancy L   Trait anxiety in pregnant women predicts offspring birth outcomes Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, 2009; 23(6): 557-66.
Thiels Edda, Hoffman Eric K, Gorin Michael B   A reliable behavioral assay for the assessment of sustained photophobia in mice Current eye research, 2008; 33(5): 483-91.
Jakobsdottir Johanna, Conley Yvette P, Weeks Daniel E, Ferrell Robert E, Gorin Michael B   C2 and CFB genes in age-related maculopathy and joint action with CFH and LOC387715 genes PloS one, 2008; 3(5): e2199.
Gorin Michael B   A clinician’s view of the molecular genetics of age-related maculopathy Archives of ophthalmology, 2007; 125(1): 21-9.
Ghajarnia Mehdi, Gorin Michael B   Acetazolamide in the treatment of X-linked retinoschisis maculopathy Archives of ophthalmology, 2007; 125(4): 571-3.
Tikellis Gabriella, Sun Cong, Gorin Michael B, Klein Ronald, Klein Barbara E K, Larsen Emily K Marino, Siscovick David S, Hubbard Larry D, Wong Tien Y   Apolipoprotein e gene and age-related maculopathy in older individuals: the cardiovascular health study Archives of ophthalmology, 2007; 125(1): 68-73.
Young Tara A, Burgess Barry L, Rao Nagesh P, Gorin Michael B, Straatsma Bradley R   High-density genome array is superior to fluorescence in-situ hybridization analysis of monosomy 3 in choroidal melanoma fine needle aspiration biopsy Molecular vision, 2007; 13(1): 2328-33.
Thomas George, Grassi Michael A, Lee John R, Edwards Albert O, Gorin Michael B, Klein Ronald, Casavant Thomas L, Scheetz Todd E, Stone Edwin M, Williams Andrew B   IDOCS: intelligent distributed ontology consensus system–the use of machine learning in retinal drusen phenotyping Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 2007; 48(5): 2278-84.
Yellore Vivek S, Khan M Ali, Bourla Nirit, Rayner Sylvia A, Chen Michael C, Sonmez Baris, Momi Rominder S, Sampat Kapil M, Gorin Michael B, Aldave Anthony J   Identification of mutations in UBIAD1 following exclusion of coding mutations in the chromosome 1p36 locus for Schnyder crystalline corneal dystrophy Molecular vision, 2007; 13(5): 1777-82.
Finn, D. A. Beadles-Bohling, A. S. Beckley, E. H. Ford, M. M. Gililland, K. R. Gorin-Meyer, R. E. Wiren, K. M.   A new look at the 5alpha-reductase inhibitor finasteride CNS Drug Rev, 2006; 12(1): 53-76.
Demirci F Yesim K, Rigatti Brian W, Mah Tammy S, Gorin Michael B   A novel RPGR exon ORF15 mutation in a family with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa and Coats’-like exudative vasculopathy American journal of ophthalmology, 2006; 141(1): 208-10.
Conley Yvette P, Jakobsdottir Johanna, Mah Tammy, Weeks Daniel E, Klein Ronald, Kuller Lewis, Ferrell Robert E, Gorin Michael B   CFH, ELOVL4, PLEKHA1 and LOC387715 genes and susceptibility to age-related maculopathy: AREDS and CHS cohorts and meta-analyses Human molecular genetics, 2006; 15(21): 3206-18.
Demirci F Yesim K, Chang Min-Hwang, Mah Tammy S, Romero Michael F, Gorin Michael B   Proximal renal tubular acidosis and ocular pathology: a novel missense mutation in the gene (SLC4A4) for sodium bicarbonate cotransporter protein (NBCe1) Molecular vision, 2006; 12(21): 324-30.
Gorin Michael B   A new vision for age-related macular degeneration European journal of human genetics : EJHG, 2005; 13(7): 793-4.
Conley Yvette P, Thalamuthu Anbupalam, Jakobsdottir Johanna, Weeks Daniel E, Mah Tammy, Ferrell Robert E, Gorin Michael B   Candidate gene analysis suggests a role for fatty acid biosynthesis and regulation of the complement system in the etiology of age-related maculopathy Human molecular genetics, 2005; 14(14): 1991-2002.
Demirci F Yesim K, Gupta Nisha, Radak Amy L, Rigatti Brian W, Mah Tammy S, Milam Ann H, Gorin Michael B   Histopathologic study of X-linked cone-rod dystrophy (CORDX1) caused by a mutation in the RPGR exon ORF15 American journal of ophthalmology, 2005; 139(2): 386-8.
Gorin Michael B, Costantino Joseph P, Kulacoglu Destan N, Demirci F Yesim K, Wickerham D Lawrence, Fisher Bernard, Wolmark Norman   Is tamoxifen a risk factor for retinal vaso-occlusive disease? Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2005; 25(4): 523-6.
Fisher Sheila A, Abecasis Goncalo R, Yashar Beverly M, Zareparsi Sepideh, Swaroop Anand, Iyengar Sudha K, Klein Barbara E K, Klein Ronald, Lee Kristine E, Majewski Jacek, Schultz Dennis W, Klein Michael L, Seddon Johanna M, Santangelo Susan L, Weeks Daniel E, Conley Yvette P, Mah Tammy S, Schmidt Silke, Haines Jonathan L, Pericak-Vance Margaret A, Gorin Michael B, Schulz Heidi L, Pardi Fabio, Lewis Cathryn M, Weber Bernhard H F   Meta-analysis of genome scans of age-related macular degeneration Human molecular genetics, 2005; 14(15): 2257-64.
Jakobsdottir Johanna, Conley Yvette P, Weeks Daniel E, Mah Tammy S, Ferrell Robert E, Gorin Michael B   Susceptibility genes for age-related maculopathy on chromosome 10q26 American journal of human genetics, 2005; 77(3): 389-407.
Gorin Michael B   The coming of age for age-related macular degeneration genetics Ophthalmic genetics, 2005; 26(2): 57-9.
Demirci F Yesim K, Rigatti Brian W, Mah Tammy S, Gorin Michael B   A novel compound heterozygous mutation in the cellular retinaldehyde-binding protein gene (RLBP1) in a patient with retinitis punctata albescens American journal of ophthalmology, 2004; 138(1): 171-3.
Demirci F Yesim K, Radak Amy L, Rigatti Brian W, Mah Tammy S, Gorin Michael B   A presumed missense mutation of RPGR causes abnormal RNA splicing with exon skipping American journal of ophthalmology, 2004; 138(3): 504-5.
Weeks Daniel E, Conley Yvette P, Tsai Hui-Ju, Mah Tammy S, Schmidt Silke, Postel Eric A, Agarwal Anita, Haines Jonathan L, Pericak-Vance Margaret A, Rosenfeld Philip J, Paul T Otis, Eller Andrew W, Morse Lawrence S, Dailey J P, Ferrell Robert E, Gorin Michael B   Age-related maculopathy: a genomewide scan with continued evidence of susceptibility loci within the 1q31, 10q26, and 17q25 regions American journal of human genetics, 2004; 75(2): 174-89.
Schmidt Silke, Scott William K, Postel Eric A, Agarwal Anita, Hauser Elizabeth R, De La Paz Monica A, Gilbert John R, Weeks Daniel E, Gorin Michael B, Haines Jonathan L, Pericak-Vance Margaret A   Ordered subset linkage analysis supports a susceptibility locus for age-related macular degeneration on chromosome 16p12 BMC genetics, 2004; 5(3): 18.
Jalkanen, R. Demirci, F. Y. Tyynismaa, H. Bech-Hansen, T. Meindl, A. Peippo, M. Mantyjarvi, M. Gorin, M. B. Alitalo, T.   A new genetic locus for X linked progressive cone-rod dystrophy J Med Genet, 2003; 40(6): 418-23.
Telmer Cheryl A, Retchless Adam C, Kinsey Ashley D, Conley Yvette, Rigatti Brian, Gorin Michael B, Jarvik Jonathan W, Retchless Adam R   Detection and assignment of mutations and minihaplotypes in human DNA using peptide mass signature genotyping (PMSG): application to the human RDS/peripherin gene Genome research, 2003; 13(8): 1944-51.
Demirci, F. Y. Ramser, J. White, N. J. Rigatti, B. W. Meindl, A. Lewis, K. F. Wen, G. Gorin, M. B.   Refinement of the physical location and the genomic characterization of the CRSP2 (EXLM1) gene on Xp11.4 DNA Seq, 2003; 14(2): 123-7.
Conley, Y. P. Gorin, M. B.   The genetics of age-related macular degeneration Medsurg Nurs, 2003; 12(4): 238-41, 259.
Schmidt, S. Klaver, C. Saunders, A. Postel, E. De La Paz, M. Agarwal, A. Small, K. Udar, N. Ong, J. Chalukya, M. Nesburn, A. Kenney, C. Domurath, R. Hogan, M. Mah, T. Conley, Y. Ferrell, R. Weeks, D. de Jong, P. T. van Duijn, C. Haines, J. Pericak-Vance, M. Gorin, M.   A pooled case-control study of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene in age-related maculopathy Ophthalmic Genet, 2002; 23(4): 209-23.
Weeks, D. E. Conley, Y. P. Ferrell, R. E. Mah, T. S. Gorin, M. B.   A tale of two genotypes: consistency between two high-throughput genotyping centers Genome Res, 2002; 12(3): 430-5.
Gordon, Y. J. Mann, R. K. Mah, T. S. Gorin, M. B.   Fluorescein-potentiated argon laser therapy improves symptoms and appearance of corneal neovascularization Cornea, 2002; 21(8): 770-3.
Demirci F Yesim K, Rigatti Brian W, Wen Gaiping, Radak Amy L, Mah Tammy S, Baic Corrine L, Traboulsi Elias I, Alitalo Tiina, Ramser Juliane, Gorin Michael B   X-linked cone-rod dystrophy (locus COD1): identification of mutations in RPGR exon ORF15 American journal of human genetics, 2002; 70(4): 1049-53.
Ayyagari, R. Demirci, F. Y. Liu, J. Bingham, E. L. Stringham, H. Kakuk, L. E. Boehnke, M. Gorin, M. B. Richards, J. E. Sieving, P. A.   X-linked recessive atrophic macular degeneration from RPGR mutation Genomics, 2002; 80(2): 166-71.
Weeks, D. E. Conley, Y. P. Tsai, H. J. Mah, T. S. Rosenfeld, P. J. Paul, T. O. Eller, A. W. Morse, L. S. Dailey, J. P. Ferrell, R. E. Gorin, M. B.   Age-related maculopathy: an expanded genome-wide scan with evidence of susceptibility loci within the 1q31 and 17q25 regions Am J Ophthalmol, 2001; 132(5): 682-92.
Milam, A. H. De Castro, E. B. Smith, J. E. Tang, W. X. John, S. K. Gorin, M. B. Stone, E. M. Aguirre, G. D. Jacobson, S. G.   Concentric retinitis pigmentosa: clinicopathologic correlations Exp Eye Res, 2001; 73(4): 493-508.
Weeks, D. E. Conley, Y. P. Mah, T. S. Paul, T. O. Morse, L. Ngo-Chang, J. Dailey, J. P. Ferrell, R. E. Gorin, M. B.   A full genome scan for age-related maculopathy Hum Mol Genet, 2000; 9(9): 1329-49.
Conley, Y. P. Erturk, D. Keverline, A. Mah, T. S. Keravala, A. Barnes, L. R. Bruchis, A. Hess, J. F. FitzGerald, P. G. Weeks, D. E. Ferrell, R. E. Gorin, M. B.   A juvenile-onset, progressive cataract locus on chromosome 3q21-q22 is associated with a missense mutation in the beaded filament structural protein-2 Am J Hum Genet, 2000; 66(4): 1426-31.
Kniazeva, M. Traboulsi, E. I. Yu, Z. Stefko, S. T. Gorin, M. B. Shugart, Y. Y. O’Connell, J. R. Blaschak, C. J. Cutting, G. Han, M. Zhang, K.   A new locus for dominant drusen and macular degeneration maps to chromosome 6q14 Am J Ophthalmol, 2000; 130(2): 197-202.
Stefko, S. T. Zhang, K. Gorin, M. B. Traboulsi, E. I.   Clinical spectrum of chromosome 6-linked autosomal dominant drusen and macular degeneration Am J Ophthalmol, 2000; 130(2): 203-8.
Hardcastle, A. J. Thiselton, D. L. Zito, I. Ebenezer, N. Mah, T. S. Gorin, M. B. Bhattacharya, S. S.   Evidence for a new locus for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (RP23) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2000; 41(8): 2080-6.
Pieke-Dahl, S. Moller, C. G. Kelley, P. M. Astuto, L. M. Cremers, C. W. Gorin, M. B. Kimberling, W. J.   Genetic heterogeneity of Usher syndrome type II: localisation to chromosome 5q J Med Genet, 2000; 37(4): 256-62.
Astuto, L. M. Weston, M. D. Carney, C. A. Hoover, D. M. Cremers, C. W. Wagenaar, M. Moller, C. Smith, R. J. Pieke-Dahl, S. Greenberg, J. Ramesar, R. Jacobson, S. G. Ayuso, C. Heckenlively, J. R. Tamayo, M. Gorin, M. B. Reardon, W. Kimberling, W. J.   Genetic heterogeneity of Usher syndrome: analysis of 151 families with Usher type I Am J Hum Genet, 2000; 67(6): 1569-74.
Feng, L. Rigatti, B. W. Novak, E. K. Gorin, M. B. Swank, R. T.   Genomic structure of the mouse Ap3b1 gene in normal and pearl mice Genomics, 2000; 69(3): 370-9.
Zito, I. Gorin, M. B. Plant, C. Bird, A. C. Bhattacharya, S. S. Hardcastle, A. J.   Novel mutations of the RPGR gene in RP3 families Hum Mutat, 2000; 15(4): 386.
Zhen, L. Jiang, S. Feng, L. Bright, N. A. Peden, A. A. Seymour, A. B. Novak, E. K. Elliott, R. Gorin, M. B. Robinson, M. S. Swank, R. T.   Abnormal expression and subcellular distribution of subunit proteins of the AP-3 adaptor complex lead to platelet storage pool deficiency in the pearl mouse Blood, 1999; 94(1): 146-55.
Zito, I. Thiselton, D. L. Gorin, M. B. Stout, J. T. Plant, C. Bird, A. C. Bhattacharya, S. S. Hardcastle, A. J.   Identification of novel RPGR (retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator) mutations in a subset of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa families segregating with the RP3 locus Hum Genet, 1999; 105(1-2): 57-62.
Feng, L. Seymour, A. B. Jiang, S. To, A. Peden, A. A. Novak, E. K. Zhen, L. Rusiniak, M. E. Eicher, E. M. Robinson, M. S. Gorin, M. B. Swank, R. T.   The beta3A subunit gene (Ap3b1) of the AP-3 adaptor complex is altered in the mouse hypopigmentation mutant pearl, a model for Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome and night blindness Hum Mol Genet, 1999; 8(2): 323-30.
Gorin, M. B. Breitner, J. C. De Jong, P. T. Hageman, G. S. Klaver, C. C. Kuehn, M. H. Seddon, J. M.   The genetics of age-related macular degeneration Mol Vis, 1999; 5(number): 29.
Keverline, M. R. Mah, T. S. Keverline, P. O. Gorin, M. B.   A practice-based survey of familial age-related maculopathy Ophthalmic Genet, 1998; 19(1): 19-26.
Seymour, A. B. Dash-Modi, A. O’Connell, J. R. Shaffer-Gordon, M. Mah, T. S. Stefko, S. T. Nagaraja, R. Brown, J. Kimura, A. E. Ferrell, R. E. Gorin, M. B.   Linkage analysis of X-linked cone-rod dystrophy: localization to Xp11.4 and definition of a locus distinct from RP2 and RP3 Am J Hum Genet, 1998; 62(1): 122-9.
Gorin, M. B. Day, R. Costantino, J. P. Fisher, B. Redmond, C. K. Wickerham, L. Gomolin, J. E. Margolese, R. G. Mathen, M. K. Bowman, D. M. Kaufman, D. I. Dimitrov, N. V. Singerman, L. J. Bornstein, R. Wolmark, N.   Long-term tamoxifen citrate use and potential ocular toxicity Am J Ophthalmol, 1998; 125(4): 493-501.
Andersen, J. S. Pralea, A. M. DelBono, E. A. Haines, J. L. Gorin, M. B. Schuman, J. S. Mattox, C. G. Wiggs, J. L.   A gene responsible for the pigment dispersion syndrome maps to chromosome 7q35-q36 Arch Ophthalmol, 1997; 115(3): 384-8.
Nwokoro, N. A. Korytkowski, M. T. Rose, S. Gorin, M. B. Penles Stadler, M. Witchel, S. F. Mulvihill, J. J.   Spectrum of malignancy and premalignancy in Carney syndrome Am J Med Genet, 1997; 73(4): 369-77.
Seymour, A. B. Yanak, B. L. O’Brien, E. P. Rusiniak, M. E. Novak, E. K. Pinto, L. H. Swank, R. T. Gorin, M. B.   An integrated genetic map of the pearl locus of mouse chromosome 13 Genome Res, 1996; 6(6): 538-44.
Weston, M. D. Kelley, P. M. Overbeck, L. D. Wagenaar, M. Orten, D. J. Hasson, T. Chen, Z. Y. Corey, D. Mooseker, M. Sumegi, J. Cremers, C. Moller, C. Jacobson, S. G. Gorin, M. B. Kimberling, W. J.   Myosin VIIA mutation screening in 189 Usher syndrome type 1 patients Am J Hum Genet, 1996; 59(5): 1074-83.
Xu, H. P. Yanak, B. L. Wigler, M. H. Gorin, M. B.   New polymorphic markers in the vicinity of the pearl locus on mouse chromosome 13 Mamm Genome, 1996; 7(1): 16-9.
Nayfield, S. G. Gorin, M. B.   Tamoxifen-associated eye disease. A review J Clin Oncol, 1996; 14(3): 1018-26.
Gorin, M. B. Jackson, K. E. Ferrell, R. E. Sheffield, V. C. Jacobson, S. G. Gass, J. D. Mitchell, E. Stone, E. M.   A peripherin/retinal degeneration slow mutation (Pro-210-Arg) associated with macular and peripheral retinal degeneration Ophthalmology, 1995; 102(2): 246-55.
Day, R. Gorin, M. B. Eller, A. W.   Prevalence of lens changes in Ukrainian children residing around Chernobyl Health Phys, 1995; 68(5): 632-42.
Parker, L. S. Gorin, M. B.   Preventive ethics in the management of ophthalmic genetic disorders Semin Ophthalmol, 1995; 10(4): 331-43.
Gorin, M. B. To, A. C. Narfstrom, K.   Sequence analysis and exclusion of phosducin as the gene for the recessive retinal degeneration of the Abyssinian cat Biochim Biophys Acta, 1995; 1260(3): 323-7.
Gorin, M. B.   The interplay of genetics and surgery in ophthalmic care Semin Ophthalmol, 1995; 10(4): 303-17.
Gorin, M. B. Paul, T. O. Rader, D. J.   Angioid streaks associated with abetalipoproteinemia Ophthalmic Genet, 1994; 15(3-4): 151-9.
Hong, H. K. Ferrell, R. E. Gorin, M. B.   Clinical diversity and chromosomal localization of X-linked cone dystrophy (COD1) Am J Hum Genet, 1994; 55(6): 1173-81.
Brown, D. L. Gorin, M. B. Weeks, D. E.   Efficient strategies for genomic searching using the affected-pedigree-member method of linkage analysis Am J Hum Genet, 1994; 54(3): 544-52.
Donahue, S. P. Wenger, S. L. Steele, M. W. Gorin, M. B.   Broad-spectrum Mobius syndrome associated with a 1;11 chromosome translocation Ophthalmic Paediatr Genet, 1993; 14(1): 17-21.
Pieke Dahl, S. Kimberling, W. J. Gorin, M. B. Weston, M. D. Furman, J. M. Pikus, A. Moller, C.   Genetic heterogeneity of Usher syndrome type II J Med Genet, 1993; 30(10): 843-8.
Rikke, B. A. Pinto, L. H. Gorin, M. B. Hardies, S. C.   Mus spretus-specific LINE-1 DNA probes applied to the cloning of the murine pearl locus Genomics, 1993; 15(2): 291-6.
Sigman, D. S. Chen, C. H. Gorin, M. B.   Sequence-specific scission of DNA by RNAs linked to a chemical nuclease Nature, 1993; 363(6428): 474-5.
Chen, C. B. Gorin, M. B. Sigman, D. S.   Sequence-specific scission of DNA by the chemical nuclease activity of 1,10-phenanthroline-copper(I) targeted by RNA Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 1993; 90(9): 4206-10.
Gorin, M. B. Snyder, S. To, A. Narfstrom, K. Curtis, R.   The cat RDS transcript: candidate gene analysis and phylogenetic sequence analysis Mamm Genome, 1993; 4(9): 544-8.
Filling-Katz, M. R. Fink, J. K. Gorin, M. B. Caruso, R. Carl, J. B. Fitzgibbon, E. J. Barton, N. W. Katz, N. N.   Ophthalmologic manifestations of type B Niemann-Pick diseases Metab Pediatr Syst Ophthalmol, 1992; 15(1-3): 16-20.
Glenn, G. M. Linehan, W. M. Hosoe, S. Latif, F. Yao, M. Choyke, P. Gorin, M. B. Chew, E. Olfield, E. Manolatos, C. et al.,   Screening for von Hippel-Lindau disease by DNA polymorphism analysis JAMA, 1992; 267(9): 1226-31.
Filling-Katz, M. R. Choyke, P. L. Oldfield, E. Charnas, L. Patronas, N. J. Glenn, G. M. Gorin, M. B. Morgan, J. K. Linehan, W. M. Seizinger, B. R. et al.,   Central nervous system involvement in Von Hippel-Lindau disease Neurology, 1991; 41(1): 41-6.
Glenn, G. M. Daniel, L. N. Choyke, P. Linehan, W. M. Oldfield, E. Gorin, M. B. Hosoe, S. Latif, F. Weiss, G. Walther, M. et al.,   Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease: distinct phenotypes suggest more than one mutant allele at the VHL locus Hum Genet, 1991; 87(2): 207-10.
Hosoe, S. Brauch, H. Latif, F. Glenn, G. Daniel, L. Bale, S. Choyke, P. Gorin, M. Oldfield, E. Berman, A. et al.,   Localization of the von Hippel-Lindau disease gene to a small region of chromosome 3 Genomics, 1990; 8(4): 634-40.
Choyke, P. L. Filling-Katz, M. R. Shawker, T. H. Gorin, M. B. Travis, W. D. Chang, R. Seizinger, B. R. Dwyer, A. J. Linehan, W. M.   von Hippel-Lindau disease: radiologic screening for visceral manifestations Radiology, 1990; 174(3 Pt 1): 815-20.
Gibbons, I. Gorin, M. Yassinzadeh, Z. Peterson, P. Besemer, D. Dillon, K. Burd, T. Hillman, R. Smoluk, G. Cobb, M.   Patient-side immunoassay system with a single-use cartridge for measuring analytes in blood Clin Chem, 1989; 35(9): 1869-73.
Filling-Katz, M. R. Choyke, P. L. Patronas, N. J. Gorin, M. B. Barba, D. Chang, R. Doppman, J. L. Seizinger, B. Oldfield, E. H.   Radiologic screening for von Hippel-Lindau disease: the role of Gd-DTPA enhanced MR imaging of the CNS J Comput Assist Tomogr, 1989; 13(5): 743-55.
Arden, G. B. Gorin, M. B. Polkinghorne, P. J. Jay, M. Bird, A. C.   Detection of the carrier state of X-linked retinoschisis Am J Ophthalmol, 1988; 105(6): 590-5.
Barrett, D. J. Sparkes, R. S. Gorin, M. B. Bhat, S. P. Spence, M. A. Marazita, M. L. Bateman, J. B.   Genetic linkage analysis of autosomal dominant congenital cataracts with lens-specific DNA probes and polymorphic phenotypic markers Ophthalmology, 1988; 95(4): 538-44.
Hogg, D. Gorin, M. B. Heinzmann, C. Zollman, S. Mohandas, T. Klisak, I. Sparkes, R. S. Breitman, M. Tsui, L. C. Horwitz, J.   Nucleotide sequence for the cDNA of the bovine beta B2 crystallin and assignment of the orthologous human locus to chromosome 22 Curr Eye Res, 1987; 6(11): 1335-42.
Sparkes, R. S. Mohandas, T. Heinzmann, C. Gorin, M. B. Zollman, S. Horwitz, J.   Assignment of a human beta-crystallin gene to 17cen-q23 Hum Genet, 1986; 74(2): 133-6.
Sparkes, R. S. Mohandas, T. Heinzmann, C. Gorin, M. B. Horwitz, J. Law, M. L. Jones, C. A. Bateman, J. B.   The gene for the major intrinsic protein (MIP) of the ocular lens is assigned to human chromosome 12cen-q14 Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 1986; 27(9): 1351-4.
Gorin, M. B. Horwitz, J.   Cloning and characterization of a cow beta crystallin cDNA Curr Eye Res, 1984; 3(7): 939-48.
Gorin, M. B. Yancey, S. B. Cline, J. Revel, J. P. Horwitz, J.   The major intrinsic protein (MIP) of the bovine lens fiber membrane: characterization and structure based on cDNA cloning Cell, 1984; 39(1): 49-59.
Gorin, M. B. Cooper, D. L. Eiferman, F. van de Rijn, P. Tilghman, S. M.   The evolution of alpha-fetoprotein and albumin. I. A comparison of the primary amino acid sequences of mammalian alpha-fetoprotein and albumin J Biol Chem, 1981; 256(4): 1954-9.
Kioussis, D. Eiferman, F. van de Rijn, P. Gorin, M. B. Ingram, R. S. Tilghman, S. M.   The evolution of alpha-fetoprotein and albumin. II. The structures of the alpha-fetoprotein and albumin genes in the mouse J Biol Chem, 1981; 256(4): 1960-7.
Gorin, M. B. Tilghman, S. M.   Structure of the alpha-fetoprotein gene in the mouse Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 1980; 77(3): 1351-5.
Tilghman, S. M. Kioussis, D. Gorin, M. B. Ruiz, J. P. Ingram, R. S.   The presence of intervening sequences in the alpha-fetoprotein gene of the mouse J Biol Chem, 1979; 254(15): 7393-9.
Hansch, C. Nakamoto, K. Gorin, M. Denisevich, P. Garret, E. R. Heman-Ackah, S. M. Won, C. H.   Structure-activity relationship of chloramphenicols J Med Chem, 1973; 16(8): 917-22.

Wayne Hubbell, Ph.D.


During his graduate and postdoctoral work with Harden McConnell at Stanford University, Wayne Hubbell used spin label technology to first describe the fluidity and fluidity gradient in biological membranes, landmark discoveries of broad impact in cell and membrane biology.

In 1970, he joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley where his laboratory designed new surfactants, pioneered the molecular characterization of reconstituted membrane proteins, and developed a series of unique spin label probes to study membrane electrostatics.

In 1983, Prof. Hubbell moved his laboratory to UCLA where he became the first Jules Stein Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Soon after arriving, he combined unrelated technical advancements in molecular biology and EPR spectroscopy and pioneered the powerful new technology of site-directed spin labeling (SDSL) for the determination of structure and conformational dynamics in both soluble and membrane proteins.

For his development and application of SDSL, Prof. Hubbell has received numerous honors and awards including the Gold Medal of the International EPR/ESR Society, the International Zavoisky Award from the Physical Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Bruker Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry-ESR Group, and the Elisabeth Roberts Cole from the Biophysical Society (US). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected to the first class of fellows of the Biophysical Society and recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Pécs, Hungary.