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2021 Vision Grantees

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Macular Degeneration Research

Innovative Award

Does Aberrant Mechanotransduction Trigger RPE Atrophy in AMD?
Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

New Investigator Awards

Functional Imaging of the Human Retina using Non-invasive Technology
Andrew Browne, MD, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Understanding Bruch’s Membrane and their Relevance to the RPE Pathology in AMD Rosario Fernandez-Godino, PhD
The Schepens Eye Research Institute Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard

Advanced Imaging Studies in a Model of Type 3 Neovascular AMD
Tyson Kim, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Origin, Heterogeneity, and Function of Immune Cells in Wet AMD Model
Jeremy Lavine, MD, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Functional Characterization of Genetic Regulatory Effects of AMD Risk Variants
Rinki Ratnapriya, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

New Signaling Pathway in Blood Vessels as target for wet AMD
Benjamin Thomson, PhD
Northwestern University - Chicago Campus

Transcriptional Regulation of Cellular Organelle Function in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium
Mallika Valapala, PhD
Indiana University

Post-doctoral Fellowship Awards

New Model to Tracking the Development of Reticular Pseudodrusen and AMD
Brittany Carr, PhD
University of British Columbia

CRISPR Genome Engineering in AMD Risk Alleles
Ya-Ju Chang, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center

Novel Antibody-based Agonist for Neovascular AMD
Rony Chidiac, PhD
University of Toronto, Faculty of Pharmacy

Addressing the Link Between Impairment in Phagosome Degradation and AMD
Antonio Escudero Paniagua, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

Understanding the Role of Inflammation in AMD
Sayan Ghosh, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Integrated Immunogenomics to Develop Translational Treatment for AMD
Michelle Grunin, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Exploring the role of Lipid Metabolism in AMD Pathogenesis
Rohini M Nair, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Ciliary Lipids in RPE Repair: A Novel Target for AMD
Ke Ning, MD
Stanford University

Macular and Mid-Peripheral Specific iPSC-RPE Models to Discover Regional RPE Susceptibility in AMD
Davide Ortolan, PhD
National Eye Institute, NIH

Elucidating the Role of Metabolic Reprogramming in RPE Dysfunction and Inflammation in AMD
Daisy Shu, PhD
The Schepens Eye Research Institute Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard

Structure-based Development of HTRA1 Specific Inhibitors for AMD
Young Joo Sun, PhD
Stanford University

Replenishment of MicroRNA using Extracellular Vesicles for Treatment of AMD
Yvette Wooff, PhD
The Australian National University

National Glaucoma Research

Standard Awards

Mechanisms of Angle development and Glaucoma
Revathi Balasubramanian, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center

Deciphering the Local Effect of Glaucoma Risk Factors on Axonal Mitochondria
Romain Cartoni, PhD
Duke University Medical Center

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence to Identify Risk Genes for Glaucoma
Puya Gharahkhani, PhD
The Council of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Artificial Intelligence Approaches to better Understand Genetic Contributions
Puya Gharahkhani, PhD
The Council of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Why Do Patients with Normal Eye Pressure go Blind from Glaucoma?
Michael Girard, PhD
Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore National Eye Centre

The Biomechanical Phenotype of Normal-Tension Glaucoma
Michael Girard, PhD
Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore National Eye Centre

Integrated Machine Learning Analysis of Biomarkers for Glaucoma Therapy
Pirro Hysi, MD, PhD
King's College London

In vivo Characterization of the Mechanical Properties of the Human Optic Nerve Head
Thao Nguyen, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Optic Nerve Head Remodeling in Glaucoma
Ian Pitha, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University-School of Medicine

Mapping Scleral Fibroblasts and their Significance in Glaucoma
Ian Pitha, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University-School of Medicine

Potential Role for New Sensors of Elevated Eye Pressure in Models of Glaucoma
Michael Reber, PhD
University Health Network

New Neuroprotective Genes Against Axonal Damage and Glaucoma
Matthew Veldman, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin

Accurate Prediction and Detection of Glaucoma Progression using Advanced OCT Imaging
Zhichao Wu, PhD
Centre for Eye Research Australia Limited

Validation of Novel OCT-based Imaging Tools for Noninvasive Monitoring
Robert Zawadzki, PhD
University of California Davis

Post-doctoral Fellowship Awards

Association Between Glaucoma and Sleep Disorders
Ji Won Bang, PhD
New York University School of Medicine

Alterations of the Sleep-regulating Systems in Glaucoma
Ji Won Bang, PhD
New York University School of Medicine

Augmenting Optic Nerve Regeneration using Neuro-immune Interactions
Nicholas Hanovice, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston

Hemodynamics and Biomechanics of the Lamina Cribrosa (LC)
Yi Hua, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Mechanisms Controlling Aqueous Humor Drainage in Mice
Ester Reina-Torres, PhD
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Investigating the Optic Nerve Head Remodeling in Glaucoma
Babak Safa, PhD
Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Transcriptional Regulation of Nerve Cell Survival and Axon Regeneration
Kimberly Wong, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston


Note: All grants will be awarded pending conclusion of contract negotiations.

 

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