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Jayakrishna Ambati

The Power List 2016


Jayakrishna Ambati

Professor of Physiology and Professor and Vice-Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky

Jayakrishna’s principal research interest is to identify the molecular mechanisms that underlie the development of AMD, determine the triggers that convert this disease from an atrophic to a neovascular phenotype, and develop novel therapeutics to prevent and treat the disease. His lab was the first to demonstrate the presence of in situ complement activation in the retina and choroid of patients with AMD, and his groundbreaking research on the mechanisms that control cell death and vascular growth has led to fundamental insights into the factors that lead to AMD development. His group also developed a new therapy for the treatment of dry AMD, which they are planning to test in clinical trials.


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100 reasons to be proud

Welcome to The Power List 2016 – our second foray into the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology.

Though we realize our list can (and should) never be definitive, who can argue that the faces within – both familiar and new – do not beautifully highlight the brilliance and diversity found within the field?

Here, we celebrate 100 reasons to be proud of ophthalmology.

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