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Mark Zorn, MPA, OD, PhD

Mark Zorn, MPA, OD, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Mark Zorn received a PhD in cell biology and biochemistry (of the eye) from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgery in 1968. He was an active researcher in the fields of lens and retinal biochemistry for over ten years. He then earned his doctor of optometry degree in 1980 from the New England College of Optometry and his master’s in public administration from Harvard University in 2001. Dr. Zorn taught at the college and served as department chair of Biomedical Science and Disease for many years. He retired in 2008 with the rank of full professor and was named professor emeritus in 2010.

Dr. Zorn is the author of more than twenty-five papers in lens and retinal cell biology. His most recent research focuses on collagen production in developing tree shrews, as it relates to myopia. He has lectured throughout the world and was awarded the Dupuis-Pellerin Award for Faculty Excellence and in 2006. Additionally, Dr. Zorn has been a long-term member of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry’s examination committees and council.