Rajiv R. Mohan, PhD, named 2023 AAAS Fellow

Rajiv R. Mohan, PhD

Rajiv R. Mohan, PhD, was one of five University of Missouri professors named 2023 AAAS Fellows, announced Thursday by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Mohan was recognized for distinguished contributions to the fields of ophthalmology and molecular medicine, particularly in the development of novel therapeutic strategies to improve function and health of the eye.

His research focuses on therapies to treat corneal diseases and enhancing the understanding of precisely how the cornea heals itself. Mohan’s efforts have helped the development of therapeutic strategies to restore vision and improve the visual function and health of the eye for humans, companion animals and service animals.

“This recognition motivates me to continue to innovate in the field of ophthalmology and molecular medicine,” Mohan said. “The people here at Mizzou are incredibly talented and smart – full of energy and brightness. For the past 18 years, the most satisfying part of my time at Mizzou is getting the opportunity to train over 100 students in my lab, and these bright students have been in all stages of their young careers – undergraduates, doctoral students, medical students, post-docs, clinical fellows and residents. I want to help them achieve their dreams too.”

Joining Mohan as 2023 AAAS Fellows are the following MU professors:

To read more about the 2023 AAAS Fellows, visit Show Me Mizzou.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Founded in 1848, the nonprofit fulfills its mission to “advance science and service society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and public engagement.