Camera: Canon 1D X
Focal Length: 50mm
This image of my friend Michael Redmond was made in Berlin, Germany at the 2012 ISER meeting. Michael is the chief of the Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology at the National Eye Institute. His research has historically focused on RPE65, a protein involved in the retinal cycle of Vitamin A in normal retina as well as retinal degenerative diseases in an effort to understand how RPE65 works in mouse models of RPE65 defects. The really interesting aspect of his work with RPE65 has not been the knockout mouse models, but the efforts to modify RPE65 and investigate its role in the visual process with all of the attendant insights into disease that those efforts bring.
Note: This portrait was originally posted over in Webvision under Portraits of Vision Scientists.