- Titled Professor (2022)
- Merrill Grayson Senior Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor Corson is the Vice-Chair for Basic and Translational Research in the Department of Ophthalmology, with secondary appointments in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and in Pharmacology and Toxicology. He is a member of the Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, and the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases.
He received HonBSc (molecular genetics), MSc (neuroscience), and PhD (molecular genetics) degrees from the University of Toronto, and was the CIHR Jean-François St-Denis Fellow in Cancer Research at Yale University before joining Indiana University School of Medicine. His research interests include discovery and development of novel compounds and their targets for treatment of ocular tumors and neovascular eye diseases like macular degeneration. His research has led to more than 80 papers and 10 patents, and has been supported by grants from the National Eye Institute, Retina Research Foundation, BrightFocus Foundation, and other agencies. Other honors include the CTSI Watanabe Translational Scholar, ICBI Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and Showalter Scholar.