Yasir J Sepah is an Assistant Professor at the Byers Eye Institute with a decade of experience in drug repositioning, development of biomarkers and multicenter clinical trials. He completed his medical education at The Aga Khan Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his postdoctoral studies in ophthalmic imaging and clinical trials at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and a BioDesign fellowship at the Stanford Center for Biodesign.
Yasir Sepah is internationally known for his innovative approaches to low-cost, investigator sponsored, first in-human clinical trials that has put several molecules on track for regulatory approval. He also develops biomarkers and methods to identify early disease and objectively assess response to therapy and has recently developed an imaging method (image guided microperimetery) that can potentially allow a paradigm shift in how we assess disease progression in age related macular degeneration, inherited retinal degenerations and diabetic macular ischemia .