Headshot of Rodrigo Martins, PhD

Smc1 and the Cohesin Complex in Retinal Development and Disease:

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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The Eivor and Alston Callahan, MD, Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Dr. Grant (above) earned her medical degree from the University of Florida, where she also completed her residency.  She completed a research fellowship in the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism at the University of Florida and a research fellowship at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

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RPB/IRRF Catalyst Award for Innovative Research Approaches for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

2019 marked the fifth year of collaboration between the International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) in which our collective resources were used to support focused research into the causes and possible cures for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) joined RPB and IRRF in establishing four more catalyst awards in 2019. These Catalyst Awards for Innovative Research Approaches for AMD will provide up to $300,000 per award, payable over 3 years.

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