Why RPB career development awards matter

Drs. Rajagopal and Margolis are featured in a new video released today thanking donors for supporting the RPB career development awards over the last 30 years. We would like to thank the RPB for supporting our young scientists over the years.  

Dr. Vladimir Kefalov receives the 2019 Bressler Award

This weekend, Dr. Vladimir Kefalov received  the 2019 Bressler Award at the 2019 Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium and Pisart Seminar at the University Club of New York. Dr. Vladimir Kefalov is the recipient of the 2019 Bressler Prize, and Dr. Tiffany Schmidt is the 2019 Pisart Award honoree. “These two outstanding researchers, chosen […]

Dr. Carla Siegfried induction into AOS

Congratulations to Dr. Carla Siegfried on her induction into the American Ophthalmological society. The American Ophthalmological Society (AOS) is a medical society of ophthalmologists and the second oldest specialty medical society in the United States. It was founded in 1864 during the Civil War as the first specialty society in this country and just thirteen years after […]

2018 Nikon small world photomicrography image of distinction

Congratulations to Wendell Jones, a graduate student in Dr. Steven Bassnett’s lab. His image of the interior of a mouse eye was place in the top 100 in the Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition – making it an ‘image of distinction’      

Congratulations Dr. Raj Apte

Congratulations to Dr. Raj Apte for presenting the first Keynote lecture of the 2018 meeting of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) in Nice, France. Lecture was titled ‘An eye on aging and disease’

Macular degeneration linked to aging immune cells

  Studying mice and cells from patients, Dr. Apte’s team found that as immune cells called macrophages get older, they are more likely to contribute to inflammation and abnormal blood vessel growth in the back of the eye. This can damage vision in patients with age-related macular degeneration.   Macular degeneration linked to aging immune […]