IRVING H. LEOPOLD, PROFESSOR OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, UCI
WHY: World-renowned scientist focused on vision. Donald Bren Professor of Ophthalmology at UCI’s School of Medicine, and director of the Center for Translational Vision Research at UCI’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute.
IN THE NEWS: Numerous accolades from across the globe. Won a Business Journal Innovator of the Year Award in September.
NOTABLE: One of very few people to have won both the Cogan Award (1996), for the most promising young vision scientist, and the Friedenwald Award (2014), for continuously outstanding ophthalmology research, from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, school notes.