Vanderbilt Eye Institute

John S. Penn, Ph.D., Snyder Professor & Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs

Education

  • Ph.D., Biology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • M.S., Marine Biology, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
  • B.A., Biology, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • International Society for Eye Research
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • National Perinatal Association

Honors And Awards

  • Wilkins Scholar (1974 to 1978) University of the South, Sewanee, TN., full 4-yr. scholarship.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society (1975) University of the South, Sewanee, TN.
  • NSF Graduate Student Fellowship (1979-1981) University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL.
  • FSU Psychobiology Fellowship (1982 to 1984) Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
  • V International Congress of Eye Research Travel Fellowship (1982) Veldhoven, The Netherlands.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student in Neuroscience/Psychobiology (1984) Florida State University.
  • VI International Congress of Eye Research Travel Fellowship (1984) Alicante, Spain.
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, NRSA (1984-1987) Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Research to Prevent Blindness:  Dolly Green Scholar’s Award, July 1, 1992.
  • Research to Prevent Blindness:  Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award, January 1996.
  • Research to Prevent Blindness:  Senior Scientific Investigator Award, January 2005.
  • Vanderbilt William J. Darby Award for Excellence in Translational Research, 2006.

 

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