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YOUNG, Terri


  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Joint Adjunct)
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, and Medicine, Duke University Medical Center; Professor of Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders, Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School (Primary)

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • A.B. – Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME- 1981
  • M.D. – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA- 1986
  • M.B.A. – Duke University Fuqua School of Business, Durham, NC-2013

Career History:

  • Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics with tenure (2005 – present)
  • Founding Director, Duke University Eye Center Ophthalmic Genetics Clinic and Research Program (2005 – present)
  • Director of the Clinical Staff, Duke Center for Human Genetics (2007 – present)
  • Institutional Review Board Liaison, Duke Center for Human Genetics (2007 – present)
  • Professor and Faculty, Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School (2007 – present)
  • Professor of Medicine (2009 – present)

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

  • Bioengineering of Neuroscience, Vision, and Low Vision Technologies (BNVT) Study Section, National Institutes of Health (February 2013)
  • External Review Consultant, University of California Berkeley School of Optometry (2013)
  • Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2013)

Peer-reviewed Publications:

  • Tran-Viet KN, Powell C, Barathi VA, Klemm T, Maurer-Stroh S, Limviphuvadh V, Soler V, Ho C, Yanovitch T, Schneider G, Li YJ, Nading E, Metlapally R, Saw SM, Goh L, Rozen S, Young TL. Mutations in SCO2 are associated with autosomal-dominant high-grade myopia. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 May 2;92(5):820-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.04.005. PubMed PMID: 23643385; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3644634.
  • Chang L, Pan CW, Ohno-Matsui K, Lin X, Cheung GC, Gazzard G, Koh V, Hamzah H, Tai ES, Lim SC, Mitchell P, Young TL, Aung T, Wong TY, Saw SM. Myopia-related fundus changes in Singapore adults with high myopia. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun;155(6):991-999.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2013.01.016. Epub 2013 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 23499368.
  • Hawthorne F, Feng S, Metlapally R, Li YJ, Tran-Viet KN, Guggenheim JA, Malecaze F, Calvas P, Rosenberg T, Mackey DA, Venturini C, Hysi PG, Hammond CJ, Young TL. Association mapping of the high-grade myopia MYP3 locus reveals novel candidates UHRF1BP1L, PTPRR, and PPFIA2. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Mar 21;54(3):2076-86. doi: 10.1167/iovs.12-11102. PubMed PMID: 23422819; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3621505.
  • Verhoeven VJ, Hysi PG, Wojciechowski R, Fan Q, et al. Genome-wide meta-analyses of multiancestry cohorts identify multiple new susceptibility loci for refractive error and myopia. Nat Genet. 2013 Mar;45(3):314-8. doi: 10.1038/ng.2554. Epub 2013 Feb 10. Erratum in: Nat Genet. 2013 Jun;45(2):712. Janmahasathian, Sarayut [corrected to Sarayut Janmahasatian]. PubMed PMID: 23396134; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3740568.
  • Hawthorne FA, Young TL. Genetic contributions to myopic refractive error: Insights from human studies and supporting evidence from animal models. Exp Eye Res. 2013 Sep;114:141-9. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2012.12.015. Epub 2013 Feb 1. PubMed PMID: 23379998.
  • Soler VJ, Tran-Viet KN, Galiacy SD, Limviphuvadh V, Klemm TP, St Germain E, Fournié PR, Guillaud C, Maurer-Stroh S, Hawthorne F, Suarez C, Kantelip B, Afshari NA, Creveaux I, Luo X, Meng W, Calvas P, Cassagne M, Arné JL, Rozen SG, Malecaze F, Young TL. Whole exome sequencing identifies a mutation for a novel form of corneal intraepithelial dyskeratosis. J Med Genet. 2013 Apr;50(4):246-54. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2012-101325. Epub 2013 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 23349227
  • Lopes MC, Hysi PG, Verhoeven VJ, Macgregor S, Hewitt AW, Montgomery GW, Cumberland P, Vingerling JR, Young TL, van Duijn CM, Oostra B, Uitterlinden AG, Rahi JS, Mackey DA, Klaver CC, Andrew T, Hammond CJ. Identification of a candidate gene for astigmatism. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Feb 1;54(2):1260-7. doi: 10.1167/iovs.12-10463. PubMed PMID: 23322567; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3576051.
  • Lu Y, Vitart V, Burdon KP, Khor CC, Bykhovskaya Y, Mirshahi A, et al. Genome-wide association analyses identify multiple loci associated with central corneal thickness and keratoconus. Nat Genet. 2013 Feb;45(2):155-63. doi: 10.1038/ng.2506. Epub 2013 Jan 6. PubMed PMID: 23291589; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3720123.
  • Lim SH, Tran-Viet KN, Yanovitch TL, Freedman SF, Klemm T, Call W, Powell C, Ravichandran A, Metlapally R, Nading EB, Rozen S, Young TL. CYP1B1, MYOC, and LTBP2 mutations in primary congenital glaucoma patients in the United States. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar;155(3):508-517.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2012.09.012. Epub 2012 Dec 4. PubMed PMID: 23218701; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3736560

Adjunct Professor
Email terri.young@duke.edu


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