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J Mark Petrash, PhD

Research Professor and Vice Chair of Research

Department of Ophthalmology
University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus
12801 E. 17th Ave., Room 4112
Aurora, CO 80045

Office: (303) 724-0681
Lab Website

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Petrash is the Director of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology. With research funding from the National Eye Institute, Dr. Petrash is spearheading studies to develop novel medicines to prevent blindness caused by cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Petrash is building a state-of-the-art vision research center involving faculty scientists drawn from campuses throughout the University of Colorado system.


  • Graduate School: University of Texas
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: New York University


2010 - 2011 ARVO President

2000 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
Graduate Student Senate of Arts & Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

1988 Robert E. McCormick Research Scholar Award
Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc.

1997 Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award
Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc.