Now Hiring: Research Faculty

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University seeks an innovative and motivated individual to join our Research Faculty Full-time tenure-track academic appointment (Assistant Professor) This position will focus on research with minimal teaching or administrative obligations The qualified applicant will demonstrate: An outstanding record of research accomplishments Exciting future basic and/or translational […]

Congratulations Dr. Ryo Terao

Ryo Terao, MD, PhD, post doc in Dr. Apte’s lab, has been selected as the 2021 International Retinal Research Foundation Alston Callahan, MD Postdoctoral Scholar for his project, “Dysregulated Lipid Metabolism and Senescence in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.” This prestigious award honors one of the International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) founders.

Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study After 20 Years of Follow-up

Congratulations to Michael Kass, MD, Mae Gordon, PhD, and the Ocular Hypertension Study Group on their latest publication discussing their findings after 20 years of follow up! More than 20 years after the launch of a landmark clinical trial, follow-up examinations and analyses found that not all patients with elevated eye pressure need pressure-lowering treatment […]

Dr. Hwang receives Vitreoretinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF) research grant

Christopher Hwang, MD, PhD has received a research fellowship grant from the Vitreoretinal Surgery Foundation (VRSF). The VRSF has established a competitive Research Award/Fellowship to encourage young physicians to pursue a career in retinal disease. Projects with a potential for additional funding, presentation and publication are encouraged. The Research Award/Fellowship is open to residents, fellows, […]

Apte lab and Genetic Department publication

“SARM1 depletion rescues NMNAT1-dependent photoreceptor cell death and retinal degeneration” Congratulations to Dr. Rajendra Apte, his lab and the Genetics Department on their recent publication in eLife. Rajendra Apte, PhD and his lab with the help of Jeffrey Milbrandt, MD, PhD, Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD, Hiroki Kakita, MD, PhD and Yo Sasaki, PhD, from the […]

Dr. Kerschensteiner receives 2022 Cogan Award

Daniel Kerschensteiner, MD has been selected to receive the 2022 Cogan Award at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2022. The Cogan Award was established in 1988, this award commemorates Dr. David G. Cogan for his outstanding leadership and commitment to advancing the understanding of the causes, mechanisms, and treatment of human eye disease. […]

Congratulations Philip Ruzycki, PhD

Congrats to Dr. Philip Ruzycki, on his promotion to the rank of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences on the Research Track!