Support Our Research

Philanthropic support allows the most creative research that is unlikely to be funded by traditional granting agencies. Training the next generation of scientists by including them in multidisciplinary cutting-edge projects is very valuable. A gift to the John Lab will allow us to make more rapid advances and pursue many interesting avenues that could not be followed without such thoughtful contributions. Contributions in the form of unrestricted gifts allow us to seize new research and training opportunities. They give us the freedom and the flexibility to respond to new ideas. 

If you would like to learn more about our projects and training opportunities, or make a contribution please contact Jane Heffner, Executive Director of Development, at

Online contributions 

If you wish your donation be directed towards research conducted by the Simon John Laboratory (in the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University) please follow the donate link and specify that the donation should be directed to Dr. Simon John in the online donation form.  

Thank you for your consideration and your interest in our research.