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Bärbel Rohrer

The Power List 2019 – Inventors


Bärbel Rohrer

Professor of Ophthalmology and the SmartState Endowed Chair in Gene and Pharmaceutical Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Diseases at MUSC, Charleston, USA.

Bärbel Rohrer is VA Research Scientist, and an academic and innovative leader in diseases of the retina. She holds multiple US and international patents. Her IP contributed to the foundation for three start-up companies, one of which she co-founded. She has published over 70 manuscripts, received 37 peer-reviewed grants, she serves as editor/reviewer for many journals, and has mentored over 50 trainees. She is a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow, Foundation Fighting Blindness Scientific Advisory Board member and member of multiple professional societies, including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Society for Neuroscience. Rohrer’s educational background includes a Neuroscience Diploma from the University of Tübingen, a Neuroscience PhD from the University of Calgary, and postdoctoral training at UCSF.


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