A life in vision: John Dowling

A life in vision: John Dowling
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John E. Dowling, Gund Professor of Neurosciences at Harvard University, has contributed extraordinarily to MBL research, education, and governance since the late 1960s. A distinguished vision researcher and MBL Emeritus President Trustee, Dowling also co-founded three MBL courses: Neurobiology, which he started with Michael Bennett in 1970; Fundamental Issues in Vision Research, launched in 1992; and Zebrafish Development and Genetics, co-founded in 1998.

Dowling and his brother, clinical ophthalmologist Joseph L. Dowling, recently published “Vision: How it Works and What Can Go Wrong,” with MIT Press. The book is reviewed here in The FASEB Journal by MBL Emeritus Trustee Gerald Weissmann of New York University School of Medicine.