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Henry J. Kaplan, M.D.   Henry Kaplan, M.D.
Louisville, KY
"It is an honor to be President of the Streilein Foundation for Ocular Immunology. J. Wayne Streilein, MD, was the most influential person in my professional career and I will cherish forever his intellectual fervor, his sharp wit and hilarious humor, but most of all, his personal warmth and generosity his desire to see the best in everyone. I was most fortunate to be the first of his 105 trainees, as a post-doctoral fellow at Southwestern Medical School, in Dallas Texas in 1973. After my training with Wayne, I pursed a career in ophthalmology as a clinician-scientist. My first faculty appointment was at Emory University, where I was Director of Research. Subsequently, I was Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (DOVS) at Washington University for 10 years, where the department was second in NEI funding. Currently, I am the Evans Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of the DOVS at the University of Louisville."
Sally S. Atherton, Ph.D.   Sally S. Atherton, Ph.D.
Augusta, GA
"I am pleased to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Streilein Foundation for Ocular Immunology. My training with him as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then my continued interactions with him as a faculty member in his department at the University of Miami School of Medicine taught me an incredible amount not only about science, but also about being a scientist. After I left Miami, I was on the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio, and since mid-2000, I have been Professor and Chair of the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at the Medical College of Georgia."
Jerry Y, Niederkorn, Ph.D.  


Jerry Y. Niederkorn, Ph.D.
Dallas, TX

"It is an honor to serve on the Board of Directors for the J. Wayne Streilein Foundation for Ocular Immunology as the Clerk. Wayne was a remarkable mentor for hundreds of young scientists and I was privileged to be one of them. The lessons I learned from him have shaped my career and my life. His passion for science and his commitment to his trainees live on as the mission for the J. Wayne Streilein Foundation for Ocular Immunology. Supporting the Foundation with our service and our gifts is a meaningful way to preserve his vision for future generations of scientists. I am currently the George A. and Nancy P. Shutt Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where I continue to follow in Waynes footsteps in training ocular immunologists."
Laura Streilein Berend   Laura Streilein Berend
Fairview, Texas
"I am privileged to be a part of this charitable organization in my father's name. Dad's life was built around his precept of "secondary gain" to those he taught, mentored, and cared about. I am so happy to see that this very important life-principle of his can now be carried on through our efforts and this Foundation. I am currently the Director and District Liaison for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools in Allen, Texas. My husband, David, and sons, John and Andrew, live in the Lovejoy ISD where both boys attend middle school."
Joan Stein Streilein, Ph.D.   Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D.
Beverly, MA
Joan Stein-Streilein, Ph.D., a long time "best" friend, colleague and spouse of Wayne who, with Wayne, conceived the idea of an Ocular immunology center in 2003. Joan works in the field of Ocular Immunology and is a Senior Scientist, Margaret Sinon Scholar in Ocular and Neurological Inflammation research at Schepens Eye Research, Boston. "I am pleased to be part of the founding of an organization that will continue to promote the principles of excellence in academia that Wayne cherished."
    Roger Broome
Foundation Advisor
Essex, MA


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