John S. Penn, Ph.D.

Snyder Professor & Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs

Education

Ph.D., Biology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
M.S., Marine Biology, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
B.A., Biology, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Professional Affiliations

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
International Society for Eye Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science
National Perinatal Association

Honors And Awards

Wilkins Scholar (1974 to 1978) University of the South, Sewanee, TN., full 4-yr. scholarship.
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society (1975) University of the South, Sewanee, TN.
NSF Graduate Student Fellowship (1979-1981) University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL.
FSU Psychobiology Fellowship (1982 to 1984) Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
V International Congress of Eye Research Travel Fellowship (1982) Veldhoven, The Netherlands.
Outstanding Graduate Student in Neuroscience/Psychobiology (1984) Florida State University.
VI International Congress of Eye Research Travel Fellowship (1984) Alicante, Spain.
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, NRSA (1984-1987) Baylor College of Medicine.
Research to Prevent Blindness: Dolly Green Scholar’s Award, July 1, 1992.
Research to Prevent Blindness: Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award, January 1996.
Research to Prevent Blindness: Senior Scientific Investigator Award, January 2005.
Vanderbilt William J. Darby Award for Excellence in Translational Research, 2006.