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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Eye site offers new insight on age-related macular degeneration

(Left) A comparison of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and histology on the same eye allows Project MACULA users to identify the cells on a microscope image (bottom) that are responsible for the hyper-reflective spots seen in the OCT (top, red, yellow), plus examine the contents of drusen, AMD’s specific lesion (teal). “From this kind of […]

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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Homoisoflavonoids for Retinal Neovascularization

Photo Above: The Corson Lab Group. Timothy Corson front right. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.  “Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Homoisoflavonoids for Retinal Neovascularization,”  Helesha D. Basavarajappa, Bit Lee, Hyungjun Lee, Rania S. Sulaiman, Hongchan An, Carlos Magaña, Mehdi Shadmand, Alexandra Vayl, Gangaraju Rajashekhar, Eun-Yeong Kim, Young-Ger Suh, Kiho Lee, Seung-Yong Seo, and Timothy W. […]

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