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Austin Roorda

UC Berkeley
School of Optometry
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Austin Roorda received his PhD from the University of Waterloo in 1996 in Vision Science & Physics. Since then, he has been pioneering adaptive optics systems for ophthalmoscopy, including mapping of the human trichromatic cone mosaic while a postdoc at the University of Rochester, demonstrating the first adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope at the University of Houston and developing system to track and target light delivery to individual cones in human eyes at Berkeley. He’s been at the Berkeley School of Optometry since 2005 and is a member of the Vision Science, Bioengineering and Neuroscience programs. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Notable awards are the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry (2007), the Glenn A. Fry Award from the American Academy of Optometry (2009), a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship (2014) and an Alcon Research Institute Award (2016).