Dopamine D1 receptor activation contributes to light-adapted changes in retinal inhibition to rod bipolar cells

Michael D. Flood; Johnnie M. Moore-Dotson; and Erika D. Eggers, University of Arizona. This study was conducted with IRRF support — Erika D. Eggers. (Published August 15, 2018) In this study, it was determined how dopamine D1 receptors in the inner retina contribute to this modulation. It was found that D1 receptor activation significantly decreased […]

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IRRF-Supported Scientist, Johanna M. Seddon, Awarded the 2017 Weisenfeld Award

A manuscript summarizing the results of Dr. Seddon’s study was published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, (IOVS): Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science Optical Coherence Tomography Features Preceding the Onset of Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), Optical Coherence Tomography Features Preceding the Onset of Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Daniela Ferrara, […]

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Sally Ong presents her work at ARVO

2017 Loris and David Rich Postdoctoral Scholar Recipient

Project Title: Retinal Imaging with Optical Coherence Tomography in Neonatal Brain Injury to Evaluate and Improve Visual and Neurologic Outcomes. Sally Ong, MD, the 2017 Loris and David Rich Postdoctoral Scholar, was born and raised in Batu Pahat, a small town in Malaysia, and attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, on a full scholarship […]

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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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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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Astrocyte structural reactivity and plasticity in models of retinal detachment

Photo Above: Drs. Geoffrey Lewis and Steven Fisher and Gabriel Luna, BA, Research Specialist with the Neuroscience Research Institute. Experimental Eye Research, Astrocyte structural reactivity and plasticity in models of retinal detachment, Gabriel Luna, Patrick W. Keeley, Benjamin E. Reese, Kenneth A Linberg, Geoffrey P. Lewis, Steven K. Fisher.  Neuroscience Research Institute, University of California, […]

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2016 Loris and David Rich Postdoctoral Scholar Recipient

CIB2 in the retina: cell types, function and molecular mechanism Saumil S. Sethna, PhD University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland Dr. Sethna joined the lab of Zubair M. Ahmed, PhD, in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland in March 2015, working as a research fellow. […]

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2016 Charles D. Kelman, MD Postdoctoral Scholar

Epigenetic regulation of autophagy by histone deacetylases in retinal pigment epithelium. Sushil Dubey, PhDChandler Medical CenterUniversity of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Dr. Dubey attended Madurai Kamaraj University in Madurai, India, where he received a Master in Science degree and later completed a fellowship and received his PhD from Aravind Medical Research Foundation, also in India. Dr. […]

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2016 Alston Callahan, MD Postdoctoral Scholar Recipient

Cholesterol Homeostasis in Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Norimitsu Ban, MD Washington University Department of Ophthalmology St. Louis, Missouri Dr. Ban received his M.D. degree from Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan in 2005.  He then joined the graduate program at the prestigious Keio University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, and completed his PhD in […]

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