Gamm receives named professorship

Waisman Center researcher David Gamm, MD, PhD has been named the first recipient of the Edwin and Dorothy Gamewell Professorship. The professorship was presented to the University of Wisconsin Eye Research Institute by the Retina Research Foundation of Houston, Texas. The professorship is awarded annually to an outstanding member of the Eye Institute.

Gamm is an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science. This year’s professorship will support his work on regenerating specialized light-sensing neurons called photoreceptors, the loss of which can cause blindness. Gamm is part of the Waisman Center’s Stem Cell Research Program