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2022 Cogan Award Recipient!

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Kerschensteiner, who has received the Cogan Award of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). The annual award recognizes a researcher age 45 or younger who has made important research contributions in ophthalmology and visual science that are directly related to disorders of the human eye or visual system, and who shows substantial promise for future contributions.

Dr. Kerschensteiner, who is also a professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering, studies how neural circuits in the visual system are able to extract salient information to guise behavior, as well as how those circuits emerge during development and can be disrupted by disease. The goal of the work is to develop therapeutic approaches to preserve and restore the function of those circuits.

As a recipient of this award, Dr. Kerschensteiner will present the Cogan Award Lecture at ARVO’s annual meeting on May 4, 2022.