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."
Neena Haider, PhD, has received a grant from the American Macular Degeneration Foundation in the amount of $150,000 over two years for her work on AMD.
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, received a National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research Phase II award in the amount of $950,000 over two years for their work completing the development of a mobile app to measure strabismus. Gang and Kevin, along with Shrinivas Pundlik, PhD, and Matteo Tomasi, PhD, founded EyePhone LLC, which is the primary recipient of this award.
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 year for his project “Hepatocyte Growth Factor-Mediated Promotion of Corneal Graft Survival.”