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Cynthia Roberts

The Power List 2020 – Power List


Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Science; and Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, USA

Piece of advice for your younger self?

Pay more attention in that typing class!

The most important moment of your career?

At my first ARVO, I met George Waring III and Bob Mandell, who were both inspirational and had a major impact on the direction of my career.

The most unexpected turn your career took?

My doctoral studies involved laser-tissue interactions for laser angioplasty – a dead field.   Richard Lembach introduced me to laser-tissue interactions for ablative corneal procedures, which launched my career.


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