Grants received in May 2017

June 1, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear’s P30 core grant competitive renewal (PI: Pablo Argüeso, PhD) at $2 million over five years. This critical funding supports four shared core resources at 20 Staniford Street: Animal Resource, Flow Cytometry, Laboratory Computer Applications, and Morphology.

Jing Chen, PhD, received a grant from Bright Focus Foundation in the amount of $160,000 over two years for her project, "Targeting Rev-erbα to preserve RPE/photoreceptor in AMD."


Silvio Alessandro Di Gioia, PhD, a research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, received a grant from Knights Templar Eye Foundation in the amount of $65,000 over one year for his project, "Dissecting the genetic basis of Duane retraction syndrome using zebrafish."


Chi-Hsiu Liu, PhD, a research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, received a Starter Career grant from Knights Templar Eye Foundation in thea mount of $65,000 over one year for her project, "The role of microRNA-145 in retinopathy of prematurity."


Ye Sun, MD, PhD, received a Career Development Fellowship Award from Boston Children's Hospital Office of Faculty Development in the amount of $120,000 over two years for her project, "A novel inflammatory regulator controls retinopathy of prematurity.” This award provides transitional funding for Instructors and Assistant Professors to enhance research productivity during the early critical years of an academic research career.


Mary Whitman, MD, PhD, received a K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Training Grant from the National Eye Institute at the National Institute of Health in the amount of $662,563 over three years for her project, "Oculomotor axon guidance in normal and abnormal development." 

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