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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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The Robert Machemer, MD Foundation and The International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship

The Robert Machemer Foundation and the IRRF have collaborated to establish the Robert Machemer, MD Foundation and International Retinal Research Foundation Fellowship, that will provide $100,000 a year in career research development.  The goal is to support the transition of a vitreoretinal surgical fellow to pursue independent research to improve knowledge of the causes and […]

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The Macula Society/IRRF Award

The International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) has partnered with The Macula Society to form The Macula Society/IRRF Award.  The Award will be in accordance with the Macula Society’s purpose of providing a forum for the presentation and dissemination of the most current and most advanced scientific information and research in retinal vascular and macular diseases.  […]

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IRRF Announces New Partnership Initiatives Providing Sustained Research Funding:

The post-pandemic economy has resulted in funding partnership opportunities that leverage the power of matching grants from more than one source.  The International Retinal Research Foundation is pleased to announce new partnerships that will provide research funding over the next three years. The Retina Society Research and Education Fund Retina Society/IRRF Award The main mission […]

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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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Role of autophagy in photoreceptor cell homeostasis 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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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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