The Power List 2016
Professor of Ophthalmology, Chief of Ophthalmic Genetics, University of California San Diego, California
Zhang’s clinical and research focuses are on novel disease gene targets and treatment, gene and stem cell based therapies in AMD, diabetic retinopathy, and inherited retinal degeneration. The Kang Zhang Laboratory uses genetic analyses to gain insights into the molecular mechanisms that underpin macular degeneration and other eye diseases. He holds numerous grants from the National Institute of Health and other foundations, as well as multiple patents.