Faculty Research Support

Senior Scientists
   

Pablo Argueso, PhD

  • Core Grant for Vision Research, National Eye Institute, 08/01/2011 - 07/31/2016 

  • CD147 and Corneal Wound Repair, National Eye Institute, 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2019 

Patricia D’Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO

  • Cell-Cell Interactions in the Retinal Vasculature, National Eye Institute, 04/01/2011 – 03/31/2016
  • Training Program in the Molecular Bases of Eye Diseases, National Eye Institute, 07/01/2011 – 06/30/2016
  • PDGF and PVR, National Eye Institute, 02/01/2014 - 01/31/2018
  • Third Biennial AMD Symposium, National Eye Institute, 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2015 

    Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSc      

    • Harvard-Vision Clinical Scientist Development Program, National Eye Institute, 04/01/2010 – 03/31/2015
    • Immunopathogenic Mechanism of Dry Eye Disease, National Eye Institute, 09/30/2014 – 09/29/2019
    • Mechanisms of Sensitization in High Risk Corneal Grafts, National Eye Institute, 08/01/2014 – 07/31/2017
    • Disease Focus: Pediatric Corneal Transplantation MEEI-Curing Kids Fund, 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016

    • Safety and Efficacy of Bevacizumab in High Risk Corneal Transplant Survival, Department of Defense, 09/30/2012 – 09/29/2016

    Darlene Dartt, PhD

    • Conjunctival Goblet Cell NLRP3 Inflammasome in Ocular Surface Bacterial Infection, National Eye Institute, 05/01/2012 - 04/30/2016
    • Conjunctival Goblet Cell Mucin Secretion in Inflammation and its Resolution, National Eye Institute, 01/01/2014 -12/31/2018 
    • HtrA1 is Required for RPE Survival During ER Stress, BrightFocus Foundation, 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016

    Francois Delori, PhD

    • Quantitative Fundus Auto Fluorescence in Retinal Disorders, Columbia University, 06/01/2014 31 - May-20150

    Ilene Gipson, PhD

    • Mucins of the Ocular Surface, National Eye Institute, 12/01/2011 – 11/30/2015

    • Leica LMC7000 Laser Micro Dissection Microscope: Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10), National Institutes of Health, 04/01/2015 - 03/31/2016

    Mara Lorenzi, MD

    • Protection and Repair of Retinal Microvessels National Eye Institute, 07/01/2014 - 06/31/2016

    Richard Masland, PhD

    • The Induction of Reactivity in Optic Nerve Astrocytes, National Eye Institute, 09/01/2013 – 07/31/2016

    Eli Peli, OD

    • Visual Field Expansion Through Innovative Multiplexing Prism Design, National Eye Institute, 09/30/2013 - 08/29/2018
    • Measuring Functional Impact of Oncoming Headlight Glare for Cataract Patients, National Eye Institute, 09/01/2014 -08/31/2018 

    David Sullivan, PhD 

    • Sex, Sex Steroids and Dry Eye Syndromes, National Eye Institute, 12/01/2010 – 11/30/2015

    James Zieske, PhD  

    • Transplantation of a Self-Assembled Corneal Substitute, National Eye Institute, 07/01/2011 06/30/2015 
    • Documentation of Novel Keratoconus Markers: In Vitro and In Vivo, Oklahoma University Health Science Center, 09/30/2013 - 07/31/2018 
    • Corneal Stromal-Epithelial Interactions During Fibrosis and Regeneration, National Eye Institute, 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2017 
    • Fibrosis Regeneration in Corneal Scarring, Mass Lions Research Fund, 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015

    Associate Scientists

    Meredith Gregory-Ksander, PhD     

    • Neurotoxicity and Neuroprotection in the DBA/2J Spontaneous Model of Glaucoma, National Eye Institute, 12/01/2011 – 11/30/2015

    Neena Haider, PhD

    • Genetic Modifiers of Photoreceptor Development and Maintenance, National Eye Institute, 07/01/2014 – 11/30/2016
    • Novel Genetic Model of Choroidal Neovascular AMD, BrightFocus Foundatio,n 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016   

    Ula Jurkunas, MD      

    • The Role of Oxidative Stress in Pathogenesis of Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy, National Eye Institute, 07/01/2010 – 06/30/2015   

    Bruce Ksander, PhD      

    • TICEBA-Rheacell, GmbH Rheacell GmbH & Co., KG 05/30/2014 - 05/29/2016   

    Gang Luo, PhD      

    • Bioptic Driving by Visually Impaired, National Institute on Aging, 08/01/2012 - 04/30/2017
    • Secondary Analyses and Archive of Naturalistic Driving Data in Aging and Dementia, Rhode Island Hospital, 09/15/2014 - 08/31/2015
    • Russell Woods, PhD      

      • Watching Television and Movies with Low Vision, National Eye Institute, 06/01/2015 – 05/31/2017    
      • Improvements to Gaze-Contingent Visual Display Systems, National Eye Institute, 09/01/2014 08/31/2016

    Michael J. Young, PhD

      • Towards Tissue Engineering the Macula: Cone-RPE Construct, Bertarelli Foundation, 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017

    Assistant Scientists   

    Joseph Arboleda-Velasquez, MD, PhD      

    • Notch and TGF-Beta in the Control of Retinal Vascular Integrity, National Eye Institute, 04/01/2012 – 03/31/2017  

    • Charting the Role of MUC16 in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy, Mass Lions Research Fund, 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015

    Sunil Chauhan, DVM, PhD

    • Modulation of Ocular Inflammation by Mesenchymal Stem Cells Department of Defense 24-Dec-2014 23-Dec-2016 

    • Ocular Immune Regulation by Mesenchymal Stem Cells National Eye Institute 01-Apr-2015 31-Mar-2020 

    • Regulation of Ocular Immunity by Mesenchymal Stem Cells Mass Lions Research Fund 01-Jul-2014 30-Jun-2015 

    • Alloimmune Regulation by Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) in Corneal Transplantation New England Corneal Transplant Research Fund 01-Jul-2014 30-Jun-2015 

    Kameran Lashkari, MD      

    • Neuroprotective Therapy for Retinal and Optic Nerve Degeneration, Canary Charitable Foundation, 06/01/2013 – 05/31/2016  

    Eric Yin-Shan Ng, PhD

    • Developing a Rodent Model of PDR, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2015 

    • Developing a Novel Therapeutic for ROP by Targeting the Heparin-binding Domain of VEGF: Anti-inflammation and Normalization of the Hypoxic Retina, MEEI-Curing Kids Fund, 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2015 

    • TLR2 as a Novel Therapeutic Target for CNV Pathogenesis, Bright Focus Foundation, 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2017 

    Magali Saint-Geniez, PhD      

    • The Role of PGC-1 Isoforms in Photoreceptor Development and Survival University of Pennsylvania 08/01/2013- 07/31/2016 

    • Role of PGC-1 Isoforms in RPE Function and Oxidative Stress: Implications for AMD BrightFocus Foundation 08/01/2013 - 06/30/2015 

    Luk Vandenberghe, PhD         

    • Ethical Considerations and Immunological Evaluation of Optogenetic Therapies for Retinal Forms of Blindness, University of Pennsylvania, 04/01/2012 – 07/31/2016    

    Investigators   

    Matthew Bronstad, PhD      

    Strabismus in Hemianopia Boston Children's Hospital 09/15/2013 - 09/14/2015

    Kevin E. Houston, OD

    A Smart Phone App for the Objective Measurement of Strabismus MEEI-Curing Kids Fund 07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016