MERI 2022 AMD and RP Awards

With funding provided by generous gifts from Roger and Lynn Van Vreede and from the Robert A. Brandt Macular Degeneration Fund, the McPherson ERI Leadership Committee is pleased to announce two awards of $50,000 each to advance research in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and one award of $50,000 to advance research in retinitis pigmentosa (RP). McPherson ERI member recipients will be supported by these funds for one year, and will share their findings at a future MERI poster session or seminar presentation.

McPherson Eye Research Institute 2022 AMD Research Awards

Sushmita Roy, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery for her research: “High Resolution Characterization of Photoreceptor Populations in Cell-Based Therapy”



Akihiro Ikeda, DVM, PhD, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, for his research: “Lipidomic Analysis of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Patients”





McPherson Eye Research Institute 2022 RP Research Award

Mrinalini Hoon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for her research: “Understanding How Connections Between Inner Retinal Neurons are Altered During Retinitis Pigmentosa”



CONGRATULATIONS on behalf of the Leadership Committee!!