Peter Gouras (1930- )
Known as the father of retinal transplantation, Professor Gouras is the recipient of many awards in the field of ophthalmology. He pioneered the method of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell tranplantation and used it to stop the progression of the retinal degeneration in the RCS rat, a well-known model of retinitis pigmentosa. He continues to research the retina and investigate ways to treat other diseases in that area of the eye.
Submitted by Stephen Tsang, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1996, College of Physicians and Surgeons 1998, who is solely responsible for the content.