Robert W. Rounsavall Jr. and Gretchen C. Rounsavall Endowed Chair in Ocular Molecular Biology

School of Medicine

Established June, 2004

This chair was created with a gift from Robert W. Rounsavall III and Mary Rounsavall in honor of Robert Rounsavall’s late parents, which was matched by the state Research Challenge Trust Fund.  His father had an ocular disorder and gave $1.25 million to the Kentucky Lions Eye Center in 1996.  The Rounsavall Eye Clinic within the center is named for him.

This chair is intended to recruit a molecular biologist engaged in research that can be transitioned from the laboratory to patient care.  The holder of this chair is charged with researching the molecular biology of cancer, including ocular tumors.