Honors and Awards Received January-February 2016

February 15, 2016

Dong Feng Chen, PhD,  received a National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute R01 grant in the amount of $2,462,500 over five years for her project, "The molecular basis underlying optic nerve growth in development and regeneration."

Miguel Gonzalez, MD, PhD, a Cornea KPro Research Fellow at Mass. Eye and Ear, received membership to the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Eastern Andalucia, in his home country of Spain. He also recently received the 2015 Arruga Award from the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology.

Tatjana Jakobs, MD, received a grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute in the amount of $1,685,000 over four years for her project, "Cell biology of astrocytes in optic nerve head." 
Louis Pasquale, MD, was appointed to the National Institute of Health/National Eye Institute's National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC). The NAEC provides guidance on research, training, and other NEI programs. 
Eric Pierce, MD, PhDBasil Pawlyk, MScMichael Sandberg, PhD; and Luk Vandenberghe, MD, PhD, of Mass. Eye and Ear received a grant of $1,241,368 from the Foundation Fighting Blindness to support pre-clinical studies of AAV-mediated gene augmentation therapy for RPGRIP1-associated retinal degeneration.