Thaddeus P. Dryja, MD, currently is Vice President and Global Head of Ophthalmology Research at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). While on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr Dryja published the discovery of the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor gene in 1986 and the discovery of the first retinitis pigmentosa gene (the rhodopsin gene) in 1990. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1996.
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