Mitsukuni Yoshida receives Dr. Needleman Pharmacology Prize

We are excited to announce that Mitsukuni Yoshida was chosen to be this year’s Dr. Philip Needleman Pharmacology Prize winner for his thesis work. Mitsukuni is currently completing a research fellowship in Dr. Apte’s lab and mentored by Dr. Imai. The Dr. Philip Needleman Pharmacology Prize is given by the Department of Developmental Biology. Established […]

Dr. Jonathan Lin receives David A. Kipnis Award

Jonathan Lin, PhD from Dr. Apte’s lab, has been selected as a winner of the David M. Kipnis Award in Biomedical Sciences. “This award, which was established in honor of Dr. Kipnis, former Chair of the Department of Medicine and an advocate for basic research, is designed to identify MD/PhD (or PhD students in the […]

Maximizing quality of life in glaucoma (Links to an external site)

Quality-of-life issues have stepped into the spotlight for glaucoma, and ophthalmologists are learning how to incorporate new insights and tools into their clinical practice. A question-and-answer session at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2019 annual meeting focused on a discussion of these issues. The discussion featured our own Dr. Bhorade!

Fall 2019 LEAP Challenge winners announced (Links to an external site)

It’s that time of year! We’re excited to share the winners of the Fall 2019 cycle LEAP Challenge.

The Skandalaris Center’s Leadership and Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program, or LEAP, provides industry connections and gap funding to teams of Washington University faculty, postdoc, staff, and graduate-student researchers and inventors. There are multiple cycles of LEAP each year.

Graduating senior to stay in St. Louis, expand nonprofit (Links to an external site)

The advice was simple and blunt: “Stop stressing out and focus on what you love.” Washington University in St. Louis senior Harsh Moolani was skeptical. As a pre-med student, Moolani believed he needed to pack his resume with clubs, activities and academic accolades. Then he considered the source: a remarkable woman with a successful career, good friends — and a few months to live. The two had become close at a local hospice, where Moolani was a volunteer and she was dying of Parkinson’s disease.

Fellows to join DOVS faculty

Erin Sieck, MD and Robi Maamari, MD have accepted positions with DOVS. They will be Assistant Professors in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences starting September 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020 respectively.

Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD and Philip Ruzycki, PhD

Drs. Apte and Ruzycki received a GTAC@MGI pilot project grant. These projects were made possible by funds from the Dean of the School of Medicine, the ICTS grant, and a gift from Illumina.

Distinguished Professorship

Congratulations to Vladimir Kefalov, PhD has been recently been installed as Dr. Bernard Becker and Janet R. Becker Distinguished Professor in Ophthalmology