2013 MVRF Grant Recipients

Frans Cremers, Ph.D.
Nijmegen Medical Center, Radboud University
The Netherlands
Name of Study: Transcriptome Analysis of iPSC-Derived Retinal Cells of Patients with Inherited Retinal Dystrophies

Roxana Radu, M.D.
Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
Los Angeles, California
Name of Study: Gene-Therapy to Prevent Visual Loss in Macular Degenerations by Increasing Expression of Complement Negative-Regulatory Proteins in the RPE

Enrica Strettoi, PhD.
Institute of Neuroscience, Italian National Research Council
Pisa, Italy
Name of Study:  Sphingolipid Ceramide Signaling In Retinal Degeneration: In Vivo Targeting

Sally Temple, Ph.D.
Neural Stem Cell Institute, Regenerative Research Foundation
Rensselaer, New York
Name of Study: Reprogramming the Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Stem Cells (RPESCs) into Photoreceptor Cells