Dr. Jay Duker
Dr. Duker is the Director of the New England Eye Center, where he has served in various capacities since 1992. He is also Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. He has published more than 200 journal articles related to ophthalmology and is co-author of Yanoff and Duker’s Ophthalmology, a best-selling ophthalmic text. Dr. Duker is co-founder of three companies, including Hemera Biosciences, Inc., a privately held company seeking to develop anti-compliment gene-based therapies for the treatment of dry and wet age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Duker serves as a director of Hemera and Eleven Biotherapeutics, a publicly held biopharmaceutical company advancing a broad pipeline of novel anti-cancer agents based on its Targeted Protein Therapeutics. Dr. Duker received an A.B. from Harvard University and an M.D. from the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. We believe Dr. Duker is qualified to serve on our Board because his extensive clinical and academic experience and expertise in ophthalmology coupled with his leadership as co-founder of other life sciences companies provide him with valuable clinical, scientific and commercial insight to bring to our company.