We’d like to note two substantial new research grants recently received by McPherson ERI member PIs. Congratulations to Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD, who was recently awarded a five-year K08 Career Development Award from NIH/NEI in the amount of $1,221,730. The award will support her work on retinopathy of prematurity. Dr. Mezu-Ndubuisi was also named as the new RRF Edwin and Dorothy Gamewell Professor in the McPherson ERI earlier this year. Also recently, David Gamm, MD, PhD, and his collaborators, teamed with Dr. William Beltran (U/Penn), were awarded a two-year grant for $725,000 by Fighting Blindness Canada. The grant will help test if a stem cell-derived photoreceptor replacement therapy can improve vision in a canine model of retinitis pigmentosa.
For more on Dr. Mezu-Ndubuisi’s award, please see here.
For more on Dr. Gamm’s award, please see here.