Zhongjie Fu, PhD, received a grant from the Blind Children's Center in Los Angeles in the amount of $25,000 over 1 year, for her project, "FGF21 protects against hyperglycemia-associated ROP through modulating energy metabolism."
Ahmad Kheirkhah, MD, received a grant from the Eversight Center for Eye and Vision Research in the amount of $15,000 over one year for his project, "Neuropeptides for improving graft survival in corneal transplantation."
Gabriel Kreiman, PhD, MSc, received a grant from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $300,000 over two years for his project, "EAGER: Top-down processes to extract meaning from images."
Gang Luo, PhD, and Kevin Houston, OD, MSc, are co-PIs of a National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research Phase II award. The primary recipient of this award is EyePhone LLC, a company founded by Gang and Kevin, as well as Shrinivas Pundlik, PhD, and Matteo Tomasi, PhD. The award is in the amount of $950,000 over two years for their work completing the development of a mobile app to measure strabismus.
Sharad Mittal, PhD, Senior Research Associate in the laboratory of Sunil Chauhan, PhD, received a 2017 Richard Lindstrom Research Grant Award from Eye Bank Association of America in the amount of $5000 over one years for his project “Hepatocyte Growth Factor-Mediated Promotion of Corneal Graft Survival.”