Dr. Raunak Sinha has been named McPherson Eye Research Institute’s David and Nancy Walsh Family Professor in Vision Research for a two-year term. This Professorship provides funding in support of his cutting-edge work on the fundamental aspects of visual processing in the fovea.
The David and Nancy Walsh Family Professorship in Vision Research will be held by “a member of the McPherson Eye Research Institute in any school or department who is performing cutting-edge vision research” – a guideline that reflects the Institute’s mission to advance vision research by fostering multi-disciplinary collaborations.
David and Nancy Walsh’s commitment to vision research began more than two decades ago, after their sons John and Mike were diagnosed with Usher syndrome, a condition involving hearing loss and progressive loss of vision. The Walsh family has supported vision research and the McPherson Eye Research Institute for many years; David Walsh was the first chair of the Institute’s Advisory Board.