Scientific Advisors

Jay S. Duker, MD

Jay S. Duker, M.D., is the Director of the New England Eye Center (NEEC), one of the largest academic, multi-specialty ophthalmology practices in the United States, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Tufts Medical Center and the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Jay received his medical degree magna cum laude from Jefferson Medical College. He completed both his ophthalmology residency and his two year fellowship in vitreo-retinal diseases at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. His clinical practice is limited to medical and surgical diseases of the posterior segment with particular emphasis on macular diseases, posterior uveitis and intraocular tumors.

He has published over 200 journal articles, with his major research interests, which include retinal imaging and in particular, optical coherence tomography (OCT), retinal vascular diseases and drug delivery to the posterior segment. His book, Yanoff and Duker’s Ophthalmology, is one of the best-selling ophthalmic texts over the past decade. Jay is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Retina and Vitreous (IJRV) and serves on the editorial board of OSLI Retina and IOVS. Jay is the co-founder of three companies, including Hemera Biosciences, a biotech start-up whose focus is a gene-therapy-based treatment for age-related macular degeneration. He is also a Director of Eleven Biotherapeutics, a publicly traded clinical-stage protein engineering company.