2018 Alston Callahan, MD Postdoctoral Scholar

Omar Moinuddin, MD University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Institute Project Title: Metabolic Activation to Prevent Photoreceptor Cell Death in a Preclinical Model of Macular Degeneration Dr. Moinuddin is embarking on his first year as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after graduating from Oakland University William […]

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Dopamine D1 receptor activation contributes to light-adapted changes in retinal inhibition to rod bipolar cells

Michael D. Flood; Johnnie M. Moore-Dotson; and Erika D. Eggers, University of Arizona. This study was conducted with IRRF support — Erika D. Eggers. (Published August 15, 2018) In this study, it was determined how dopamine D1 receptors in the inner retina contribute to this modulation. It was found that D1 receptor activation significantly decreased […]

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Sally Ong presents her work at ARVO

2017 Loris and David Rich Postdoctoral Scholar Recipient

Project Title: Retinal Imaging with Optical Coherence Tomography in Neonatal Brain Injury to Evaluate and Improve Visual and Neurologic Outcomes. Sally Ong, MD, the 2017 Loris and David Rich Postdoctoral Scholar, was born and raised in Batu Pahat, a small town in Malaysia, and attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, on a full scholarship […]

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Astrocyte structural reactivity and plasticity in models of retinal detachment

Photo Above: Drs. Geoffrey Lewis and Steven Fisher and Gabriel Luna, BA, Research Specialist with the Neuroscience Research Institute. Experimental Eye Research, Astrocyte structural reactivity and plasticity in models of retinal detachment, Gabriel Luna, Patrick W. Keeley, Benjamin E. Reese, Kenneth A Linberg, Geoffrey P. Lewis, Steven K. Fisher.  Neuroscience Research Institute, University of California, […]

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2016 Loris and David Rich Postdoctoral Scholar Recipient

CIB2 in the retina: cell types, function and molecular mechanism Saumil S. Sethna, PhD University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland Dr. Sethna joined the lab of Zubair M. Ahmed, PhD, in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland in March 2015, working as a research fellow. […]

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Eye site offers new insight on age-related macular degeneration

(Left) A comparison of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and histology on the same eye allows Project MACULA users to identify the cells on a microscope image (bottom) that are responsible for the hyper-reflective spots seen in the OCT (top, red, yellow), plus examine the contents of drusen, AMD’s specific lesion (teal). “From this kind of […]

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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Homoisoflavonoids for Retinal Neovascularization

Photo Above: The Corson Lab Group. Timothy Corson front right. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.  “Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Homoisoflavonoids for Retinal Neovascularization,”  Helesha D. Basavarajappa, Bit Lee, Hyungjun Lee, Rania S. Sulaiman, Hongchan An, Carlos Magaña, Mehdi Shadmand, Alexandra Vayl, Gangaraju Rajashekhar, Eun-Yeong Kim, Young-Ger Suh, Kiho Lee, Seung-Yong Seo, and Timothy W. […]

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