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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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2020 Charles D. Kelman, MD Postdoctoral Scholar

PROJECT TITLE: Quality control of photoreceptor outer segment proteome Dr. Shinde received his Masters degree in Biotechnology from University of Mumbai, India.  He then completed his PhD at the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India under the supervision of Maddika Subba Reddy, PhD, where his dissertation focused on characterization of the functional role […]

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2020 Alston Callahan, MD Postdoctoral Scholar

PROJECT TITLE: Cilia regulation of RPE repair in AMD Dr. Ning joined Dr. Yang Sun’s Lab as a visiting student scholar in the Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University, where she pursues her research interests, including cilia-mediated signaling in retinal degeneration and other retinal diseases.  She has designed and conducted several projects regarding primary cilia signaling […]

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