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Anne Hanneken, M.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine
Department of Molecular Medicine

As an experienced ophthalmologist, retina specialist and Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine at Scripps Research, Anne Hanneken, MD, ably straddles two worlds. She spends half of each week attending to patients in her clinical practice and the other half pushing the frontiers of scientific research into the mechanisms behind vision.  Her dual roles complement each other.  The Hanneken Lab members who are talented and brilliant.  Each member works collaboratively and has an individual role in the success or the research program. 

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Jennifer Johnson, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Scientist

Jennifer Johnson, PhD, is our Senior Staff Scientist.  Jennifer leads our work in macular degeneration. Her background is in immunology and molecular biology and she holds PhD in the field.

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Thomas Neikirk, IV
Research Assistant IV

As the Research Assistant IV, Thomas focuses on improving the chemistry of vision. He studies compounds that affect photoreceptor function, with the goal to identifying molecular that could help patients with vision problems associated with macular degeneration.


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Michael “Mike” Pique
Computer Graphics
Development Director

Mike is an outstanding software engineer who develops and manages the data analysis of the Hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry project.


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Lisa Stocks, MSN, RN, FNP, LSSBB
Resource Specialist

As the Resource Specialist in the Ocular Transplantation Program, Lisa interacts with organ procurement organizations, to ensure that the communication runs smoothly when harvesting organ donor materials.


Yvette De Freece

Yvette De Freece
Laboratory Administrative Coordinator

Yvette interacts closely with each lab member to ensure the lab runs smoothly so projects can continue without interruptions. She provideds administrative support and interacts with other departments across Scripps Research.

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