Brian Ballios, MD, PhD, an inherited retinal degenerations fellow at Mass Eye and Ear, and Tatiana Perepelkina, MD, a pediatric medical retina fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, are both recipients of the 2020 VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation Research award, which will provide funding for their research. Dr. Ballios is working to develop a pluripotent-derived organoid model of inherited retinal disease. Dr. Perepelkina is researching a deep-learning approach to predict the progression of Stargardt macular degeneration.
Katarina Bendtz, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in The Kreiman Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines at Boston Children’s Hospital, was awarded a three-year fellowship from the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization, for her project, “Global neuronal network theory vs. integrated information theory.”
Daisy Shu, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear, received the American Society for Investigative Pathology A.D. Sobel Scholar Award for Outstanding Research in Experimental Pathology for her poster presentation, “Metabolic requiring and mitochondrial dysfunction in TGFb-induced retinal EMT.”