Dr. Fliesler is a SUNY Distinguished Professor, UB Distinguished Professor, the Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of Ophthalmology, and Vice-Chair/Director of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York (SUNY)- University at Buffalo (UB). He also holds concurrent appointments as a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at UB, as well as being a Department of Veterans Affairs Research Career Scientist at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, VA Western NY Healthcare System.
Dr. Fliesler’s research is focused on inborn errors of cholesterol metabolism and their impact on the development, structure and function of the retina, as well as blast injury to the eye, using animal models, and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. His research program has been funded continuously for more than 35 years by multiple grants from the NIH and private foundations, as well as, more recently, MERIT
Awards from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Fliesler currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), representing the Retinal Cell Biology (RC) Section as well as being President of ARVO. He was inducted in 2009 as a Silver-tier Fellow of ARVO (FARVO) and, in 2014, became a Gold-tier FARVO. In addition, he is a past Councilor, Treasurer, and President of the International Society for Eye Research (ISER). Dr. Fliesler is the Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Eye Research and serves on six other journal editorial boards, including Molecular Vision and the Journal of Lipid Research.
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