An image of a developing mouse brain captured by Mary C. Whitman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and Jessica Bell, a research assistant in the Elizabeth Engle Laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital, was one of the winning entries of the Harvard Brain Science Initiative Beauty of the Brain contest.... Read more about Beauty of the Brain Image Contest
This year, several ophthalmology faculty were nominated for Harvard Medical School (HMS) Excellence in Mentoring Awards. These prestigious awards honor exceptional mentors who are committed to helping trainees develop and advance their professional careers in basic/clinical medicine, research, teaching, and administration.
Researchers led by a team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear have identified a novel cellular entry factor for adeno-associated virus vector (AAV) types—the most commonly used viral vectors for in vivo gene therapy. AAVs are vectors–or vehicles—that are created from a virus that is made harmless by molecular engineering, and have shown promise transporting genetic therapy treatments to affected tissues.... Read more about Researchers Uncover Mechanism for How Common Gene Therapy Vectors Enter Cells
Cataract Master, the cataract surgical training tool created at Mass. Eye and Ear in 2012 by John I. Loewenstein, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Associate Clinical Chief of Ophthalmology at Mass. Eye and Ear, and former Harvard Ophthalmology faculty member Bonnie An Henderson, MD, is now available to all American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) members to use at no cost.... Read more about Cataract Master Tool Now Available to AAO Members
Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Co-Director of the Diabetic Eye Disease Center of Excellence at Harvard Medical School, has been inducted into the Retina Hall of Fame for his contributions to the research and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. The Retina Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to honor the significant achievements and contributions of leaders in the field.... Read more about Lloyd Paul Aiello Inducted Into Retina Hall of Fame