Zhongxiao (Iris) Wang, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, recevied a $65,000 Pediatric Ophthalmology Career-Starter Grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. With support from this award, Dr. Wang will work under the mentorship of Jing Chen, PhD, to investigation how the amino acid transporter SLC38A5 affects retinopathy of prematurity.
Picture above are five Grand Officers of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation with Drs. Wang, Chen and Gena Heidary, MD, PhD, who represent the Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology Foundation. Drs. Chen and Heidary are both past recipients of the award.