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Kourosh Parham writes: I would like to nominate Dr. Mansoor Sarfarazi, Director of the Molecular Opthalmic Genetics Laboratory and Professor of Human Genetics, University of Connecticut Health Center, for his discovery of a new glaucoma gene. This discovery, published in the journal Science, attracted worldwide attention. A few of the links reporting on this discovery are included below. The attached photo shows Dr. Sarfarazi with his hard working graduate student, Ms. Tayebeh Rezaie who was instrumental in the discovery of the gene.

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