Kraft invited to join national study section

UAB Vision Sciences faculty member will serve with other leaders in his field from across the United States for a term lasting until June 2018.

kraft wTimothy Kraft, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Vision Sciences, was selected for membership in the Biology of the Visual System Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.

This study section reviews National Institutes of Health grant applications on basic biological studies of the visual system, where the major focus is on elucidation of fundamental mechanisms in the normal visual function and/or within the context of disease. Study sections also make recommendations to the appropriate NIH advisory council or board and survey the status of research in their fields of science.

Members are selected on the basis of demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.

Kraft’s term will begin July 1, 2014, and end June 30, 2018.