Schepens Eye Research Institute Receives $175,000 Lions Grant

September 4, 2019

The Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund awarded $175,000 in grants to support four research projects at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear.


  • Corinna Bauer, PhD,  will implement multi-modal neuroimaging methods to help uncover the potential mechanisms underlying increased visual processing delays observed in children with perinatal brain injury.
  • Eric Ng, PhD, aims to identify potent inhibitors for endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndoMT) and to determine the therapeutic potential of targeting EndoMT for choroidal neovacularization associated with wet AMD that is resistant to anti-VEGF treatment.
  • Magali Saint-Geniez, PhD, will investigate the mechanism underlying the distinctive centrifugal progression of RPE atrophy in advanced dry AMD – specifically how diseased RPE spread damage to neighboring cells by affecting their metabolic state and how to target this new phenomenon for therapeutic application.