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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2020 Loris and David Rich, MD Postdoctoral Scholar

PROJECT TITLE: Electro-neural interface with single-cell resolution for the restoration of sight in Age Related Macular Degeneration Dr. Bhuckory received his BSc with honors in Applied Biomedical Sciences from the Scottish University of Abertay Dundee, UK, after moving from Mauritius.  He completed his PhD graduae work in Northern Ireland at Queen’s University, Belfast, UK, where […]

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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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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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2018 Loris and David Rich, MD Postdoctoral Scholar

Tia J. Kowal, PhD Stanford University Palo Alto, California Project Title: The Role of Primary Cilia for Retinal Ganglion Cells Palo Alto, California After graduating from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with a PhD in cell and molecular biology, Dr. Kowal began her postdoctoral career at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.  Her research interests are […]

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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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2017 Alston Callahan, MD Postdoctoral Scholar Recipient

Journal of Cellular Biochemistry: Critical role of endoplasmic reticulum stress in chronic endothelial activation – induced visual deficits in tie2-tumor necrosis factor mice. (October 2018: Volume 119, Issue 10) Dr. Lenin is a graduate of the University of Madras, India, where she received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ophthalmology before coming to the […]

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