Dr Eric Buckland completed his Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Physics at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He went on to receive his PhD in Optics from the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics in New York state. Throughout his impressive career, Dr Buckland has taken on a variety of leadership positions in global science innovation companies. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Buckland co-founded Bioptigen, which he managed from inception to exit. Currently, Dr Buckland is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Translational Imaging Innovations, situated in Hickory, North Carolina. He has assembled a great team to work with great collaborators on developing the next generation of software systems for discovering, developing, and deploying new markers of disease through the window of the eye. His passion is enabling his community to deliver the benefits of their research to patients, faster, at lower cost, and with better outcomes. Dr. Buckland is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and Senior Member of Optica.