2016 Alston Callahan, MD Postdoctoral Scholar Recipient

Cholesterol Homeostasis in Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Norimitsu Ban, MD
Washington University
Department of Ophthalmology

St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Ban received his M.D. degree from Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan in 2005.  He then joined the graduate program at the prestigious Keio University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, and completed his PhD in Cell Biology in 2014.  His graduate research has been published in several high-impact peer-reviewed publications including Experimental Gerontology, Experimental Diabetes Research and the Journal of Neuroscience.  Under the mentorship of Rajendra Apte, PhD, Director of Translational Research at Washington University, Dr. Ban is using his experience to conduct molecular research, as well as translate discoveries into the clinical realm as part of his vitreoretinal practice. 

“I have no doubt that Norimitsu will excel as a clinician scientist, who in addition to his clinical expertise, will provide the bridge to translate fundamental discovery from the bench to the bedside,” said Dr. Apte.


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