Usha Andley, PhD

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Function of chaperone proteins in cataract

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  • Bsc, Delhi University, India (Chemistry Honors), 1970
  • MSc, Physical Chemistry, Delhi University, India, 1972
  • PhD, Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, 1977


  • Member, Washington University Animal Studies Committee, 2000-2004
  • Frequent Member, Washington University Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences ad hoc Appointment and Promotions Committees, 2002-2008
  • Member, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Washington University, 2002-present
  • Member, Washington University Medical School Admissions Committee, 2003-2009
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, 2005-2009
  • Member, Washington University Disclosure Review Committee, 2006-2009


  • Reviewer, Research Corporation, Port Washington, New York, 1987
  • Reviewer, National Science Foundation, 1990
  • Consultant to Metaphase Corporation, 1266 Andes Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132, 1992-2000
  • Member, Program Planning Committee, ARVO (Chair, 2004), 2001-2004
  • Vistakon® Vision Care, Johnson and Johnson Company, 2007-present
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, ViewPoint Therapeutics, 2014-present


  • Chemistry Honors First Prize Award, Miranda House, Delhi University, India, 1969 & 1970
  • Full Scholarship, University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India, 1972-1977
  • Charles A. King Trust Fellowship, The Medical Foundation, Boston, MA, 1982-1983
  • Cooperative Cataract Research Group Travel Award, 1989
  • Research to Prevent Blindness Robert E. McCormick Research Scholar Award, 1996
  • Research to Prevent Blindness Lew R. Wasserman Award, 2000
  • National Foundation for Eye Research Award for Cataract Research, 2004
  • Fellow, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2010