Jason I. Comander, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology
- AMD Center of Excellence
- Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence
- Ocular Genomics Institute
- Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute
- Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Retinal Degenerations
Dr. Comander is the recipient of a K12 award to conduct research and treat patients under the mentorship of Drs. Eliot Berson and Eric Pierce. His research interests include understanding the molecular basisof retinal degenerations, such as retinitis pigmentosa, and pursuing therapies for these disorders. Currently, he is pursuing a gene discovery effort for pericentral retinitis pigmentosa using next generation sequencing. He is also developing new techniques to speed such characterization in the mammalian retina and is testing gene therapy techniques in primates.
For a full publication list, please see his CV.
Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) protects photoreceptors from cell death after experimental retinal detachment. Mantopoulos D, Murakami Y, Comander J, Thanos A, Roh M, Miller JW, Vavvas DG. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e24245.
Diagnostic testing and disease monitoring in birdshot chorioretinopathy. Comander J, Loewenstein J, Sobrin L. Semin Ophthalmol. 2011 Jul-Sep; 26(4-5): 329-36.
High-resolution optical coherence tomography findings in solar maculopathy and the differential diagnosis of outer retinal holes. Comander J, Gardiner M, Loewenstein J. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep; 152(3): 413-419.e6.
Accommodating intraocular lenses: theory and practice. Comander J, Pineda R 2nd. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2010 Winter; 50(1): 107-17.
Improving the statistical detection of regulated genes from microarray data using intensity-based variance estimation. Comander J, Natarajan S, Gimbrone MA Jr, García-Cardeña G. BMC Genomics. 2004 Feb 27;5(1): 17.
- 1997: A.B., Harvard College
- 2005: Ph.D., Experimental Pathology, Harvard Medical School
- 2006: M.D., Harvard Medical School
- 2007: Fellowship/Internship, Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital
- 2010: Residency, Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
- 2012: Clinical Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
- 2012-present Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
- 1999-present: Member, Massachusetts Medical Society
- 1999-present: Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- 1991-1994, 2009-present: Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- 2002-2006: Member, National Association for Vascular Biology
- 2007-present: Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
- 1993: Finalist, Presidential Scholars
- 1997: John Harvard Scholarship
- 1998: Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship for M.D./Ph.D. Program at Harvard Medical School
- 2005: Massachusetts Medical Society Information Technology Award
- 2009: Attendee, Heed Foundation Retreat for Academic Ophthalmology
- 2013: Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award