John G. Flanagan, PhD, DSc(hon), FCOptom, FAAO
John G. Flanagan is the Dean and Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science Program, University of California, Berkeley. He has supervised 45 graduate students and has authored over 170 peer-reviewed publications. In addition, he has 10 book chapters, 4 books and has given numerous invited lectures to both professional and academic audiences around the world. His research interests include basic mechanisms of human glaucoma (glial cell activation, neuroprotection), ocular imaging, clinical psychophysics, ocular blood flow, and studies of vascular reactivity. Dr. Flanagan was a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society; Program Chair from 2002 to 2007, and President from 2007 to 2012. He is also a member of the American Glaucoma Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and American Academy of Optometry. In 2015 he was awarded a life fellowship of the British College of Optometrists. In 2016 he received a DSc honoris causa from his alma mater and fellowship of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (FARVO). He joined the Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors in April 2017, and he is a member of the Research Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.