David N. Zacks completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, where he majored in neurobiology. This was followed by a combined M.D. and Ph.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He finished his ophthalmology residency in 2000 and his vitreo-retinal fellowship in 2002, both at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Zacks joined the Retina Service of the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center in 2002. His clinical activity focuses on diseases and surgery of the retina. His main research interest is in the molecular control of photoreceptor cell death during retinal disease. He holds (or has held) research grants from the National Eye Institute, Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., Foundation Fighting Blindness, Midwest Eye Bank and Transplantation Center, as well as other foundations. Dr. Zacks has received numerous honors and is a member of various societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Retina Society, the Macula Society and the American Society of Retina Specialists.