He is also Professor of Ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and is a member of the Graduate School Faculty, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. He was Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at Ohio State University from 1996-2003. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Hubrecht Laboratory in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Dr. Hollyfield has previously held faculty positions at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He was Director of the Foundation Fighting Blindness Research Center in The Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine from 1978 until his move to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1995. Dr. Hollyfield has published over 175 papers in the area of cell and developmental biology. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Experimental Eye Research published by Elsevier Science. He has edited nine books. Dr. Hollyfield has received the Marjorie W. Margolin Prize, the Sam and Bertha Brochstein Award, the Award of Merit in Retina Research, the Olga Keith Wiess Distinguished Scholars' Award, two Senior Scientific Investigator Awards, an award for Outstanding Contributions to Vision Research from the Alcon Research Institute, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas and the Endre A. Balazs Prize from the International Society for Eye Research. Dr. Hollyfield has been active in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, as a Trustee and as President. He is also a past President and former Secretary of the International Society of Eye Research. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Research to Prevent Blindness, The Helen Keller Eye Research Foundation, The South Africa Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, and is Co-Chairman of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of Retina International.