2019 Alston Callahan, MD Postdoctoral Scholar Recipient

Akshayalakshmi Sridhar, PhD University of Washington Seattle, Washington Project title: Building fovea-like retinal organoids from human pluripotent stem cells. During her first year as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Washington’s School of Medicine, Dr. Sridhar has garnered ‘attention as a rising star,’ according to Dr. Thomas Reh.  “Dr. Sridhar is exceptionally motivated and very […]

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2019 Loris and David Rich, MD Postdoctoral Scholar

Jason M. Miller, MD, PhD Kellogg Eye CenterUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor, Michigan Project Title: mTor-Independent Activation as a Therapeutic for Lipid-Rich Pathology in Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration Dr. Miller completed his undergraduate degree in biology at Stanford University, where he was active in development of microsurgical devices with the Department of Ophthalmology.  He completed his […]

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Smc1 and the Cohesin Complex in Retinal Development and Disease

PROJECT TITLE: Smc1 and the Cohesin Complex in Retinal Development and Disease: A New Mouse Model of Photoreceptor Degeneration ABSTRACT: Myc proto-oncogenes regulate diverse cellular processes during development, but their roles during morphogenesis of specific tissues are not fully understood.  This study found that c-myc regulates cell proliferation in  mouse lens development and previous genome-wide […]

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