Harkness Researcher Dr. Stephen Tsang Honored by The Macula Society
Stephen Tsang, MD, PhD, of the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, has been awarded the 2018 Young Investigator Award by The Macula Society.
The Macula Society’s Young Investigator Award is awarded to an individual under 50 years of age whose work gives high promise of a notable advance in the clinical treatment of disorders of the eye (www.maculasociety.org/awardslectures).
The 30th recipient of the esteemed award, Dr. Tsang is the Laszlo T. Bito Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University. He is an acclaimed clinical geneticist in the care of individuals with retinal degenerations and is known worldwide for his pivotal research in reprogramming the metabolome as a therapeutic avenue. As a result, Dr. Tsang has earned a reputation as one of the world's foremost authority in therapeutics of neurodegenerative disorders.
The Macula Society was founded in 1977 out of the need for a forum to present and critique the rapidly expanding new research in retinal vascular and macular disease. Today, the organization’s memberships include some 423 international investigators, the vast majority of whom are actively engaged in cutting-edge research and/or major clinical trials.
We applaud Dr. Tsang’s continued efforts in Ophthalmology and congratulate him on being so honored.