Dr. Rapp joined the faculty of SUNY, College of Optometry, in 1973, and is presently Professor, Department of Biological and Vision Sciences. He served as Chairperson of the Department of Biological Sciences for 15 years (1973-88) and is a Founding Member of the college-affiliated Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research. He is also a member of the Graduate Faculty in Vision Science. Dr. Rapp's research interests have included the mechanism of energy transduction in the rod cells of mammalian retina, the effects of nutrition on ocular health and the mechanism of contact lens contamination. Dr. Rapp was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, in 1982.