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Jean Bennett

The Power List 2016


Jean Bennett

F.M Kirby Professor of Ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Jean Bennett’s laboratory focuses on the molecular genetics of a number of inherited retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa and AMD, with the objective of developing therapeutic interventions. She has successfully used viral vectors to deliver transgenes to specific retinal cells, and thereby provided proof-of-principle for ocular gene therapy. She has developed a number of strategies for gene therapy-mediated treatments for retinal disease, some of which are currently undergoing clinical trial.


Part of the Power List 2016

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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