Vision Science Research Program
Vision Science Research Program
Can we reverse age-related vision loss?
Vision Science Research Program
Studying the science of sight

Dr. Valerie Wallace, Director, Vision Science Research Program

Dr. Valerie Wallace became the Director of the Vision Science Research program in September 2013. During her tenure, she hopes to increase awareness of UHN and University’s vision research achievements, foster   greater interactions amongst vision researchers and to continue to build capacity by recruiting and supporting outstanding trainees.

Dr. Wallace is a molecular and developmental biologist with a long-standing interest in using regenerative medicine approaches to restore vision. She is recognized for her work on the role of Hedgehog signaling in the development of cells in the central nervous system. She is appointed as a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences and in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Wallace previously led the Vision Research Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Dr. Wallace currently serves as Director of the Vision Science Division at the Krembil Research Institute. She is committed to a program of basic and translational research to increase our understanding of retinal disease mechanism and to move our growing understanding of stem cells and regenerative medicine towards clinical applications. She holds the Donald K. Johnson Endowed Chair in Vision Science Research as well as multiple peer-reviewed grants from the Brain Canada, Ontario Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, and Cancer Research Society. Learn more about Dr. Wallace’s research program.