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!

We have been awarded a prestigious Research to Prevent Blindness Unrestricted Grant!

We are pleased to announce that the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine has received a prestigious Research to Prevent Blindness Unrestricted Grant! This grant will support the development and expansion of our renowned vision research program. Learn more about RPB grants: http://bit.ly/RPBgrant Award SummaryThe Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine […]

Congratulations Thomas Ferguson, PhD!

Congratulations to Thomas A. Ferguson, PhD for receiving a prestigious Research to Prevent Blindness Stein Innovation Award! Dr. Ferguson is one of 37 researchers who have received the award since it was established in 2014. We are proud of your commitment to vision research and look forward to the stellar work you will do as […]

Ceil M. DeGutis Prize Award Recipient

Congratulations to Jonathan Lin, PhD who has been selected as one of the recipients of the Ceil M. DeGutis Prize in Chemical Biology or Medicinal Chemistry for 2020. This award was established in memory of the late Ceil M. DeGutis, in recognition of a graduate student’s significant contribution to the fields of Chemical Biology or […]

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 […]