Jeremy Nathans and King-Wai Yau Recipients of the 2019 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research
Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D. (Molecular Biology and Genetics), and King-Wai Yau, Ph.D., received the 2019 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research from the Helen Keller Foundation and BrightFocus Foundation, awarded at the ARVO Annual Meeting. The award recognizes research excellence in vision science, as demonstrated by a number of significant contributions or a single contribution of exceptional importance to the field. Early in the careers of Nathans and Yau, their research overlapped extensively and they have collaborated on several projects through the years. In the sphere of vision, Nathan’s research focuses on retinal development and disease and Yau’s on light detection by the retina.