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Development of a Novel Technology to Connect Patients with Vision Loss: The Low Vision Connect App

Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, M.P.H. Johns Hopkins Medicine TITLE OF PROJECT:  Development of a Novel Technology to Connect Patients with Vision Loss: The Low Vision Connect App Funded for Two Years with matching funds provided by the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF). The goal of this proposal is to develop and test the “Low Vision Connect” […]

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Rodrigo Martins, PhD Funded for Two Years

Dr. Martins is an IRRF-Funded scientist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is an Assistant Professor. His funded project, Smc1 and the Cohesin Complex in Retinal Development and Disease: A New Mouse Model of Photoreceptor Degeneration, has resulted in a published paper in Developmental Biology, “N-myc regulates growth and fiber cell differentiation in lens development.”

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Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

(30 June 2022) AUTHORS:  Daniela Intartaglia1, Giuliana Giamundo1,2, Federica Naso1, Edoardo Nusco1, Simona Di Giulio1, Francesco Giuseppe Salierno1, Elena Polishchuk1, and Ivan Conte1,2 1Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine, Pozzuoli, Italy, 2Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy This study was conducted with IRRF funds – Ivan Conte, PhD, Telethon Institute of […]

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2022 Alston Callahan, MD Postdoctoral Scholar

Shintaro Shirahama, MD, PhD Schepens Eye Research Institute Harvard Medical School PROJECT TITLE: Development of a novel transplant-independent therapy for retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) dysfunction using epigenetic reprogramming of RPE stem cells Dr. Shirahama has a strong background in ocular inflammatory diseases, including infectious and non-infectious uveitis. After graduating from medical school in Japan, Dr. […]

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2022 Loris and David Rich Postdoctoral Scholar

So Goto, MD, PhD University of California Berkeley School of Optometry So Goto, MD, PhD, has been selected as the 2022 Loris and David Rich Postdoctoral Scholar for his project, Role of retinal pigment epithelium in choroidal thickness modulation and myopia maculopathy. After receiving a Bachelor of Medicine (MD) from Kanazawa University School of Medicine […]

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2021 Charles D. Kelman, MD Postdoctoral Scholar

MARCUS J. HOOPER, PhD PROJECT TITLE: CRISPR-mediated Müller glial reprogramming Dr. Hooper received his undergraduate degree in chemistry and biology from Eastern Washington University, and then completed his PhD at University of Florida in chemistry and biology.  A postdoctoral fellowship followed from University of Washington in Seattle.  Dr. Hooper’s research interests have focused on preventing, […]

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