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UF launches Ocular Gene Therapy Core

The University of Florida announces the creation of the Ocular Gene Therapy Core as an adeno-associated virus (AAV) production facility. This core service provides customizable AAV production to match your gene […]

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Dr. Shannon Boye partners with Genzyme to develop a gene therapy for childhood blindness

Dr. Shannon Boye, Assistant Professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Ophthalmology was recently awarded a $900,000 grant from Genzyme, a division of Sanofi, to develop a treatment for […]

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Department of Ophthalmology hosts 2014 Achromatopsia Convention

On June 6th and 7th, Department of Ophthalmology researchers and clinicians hosted the 2014 Achromatopsia Convention. The event was sprearheaded by Bridget Vissari, President of Achroma Corp, a non profit […]

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Groundbreaking gene therapy research takes place here in UF’s Department of Ophthalmology

Established in 1994, AAV vectors from the University of Florida's Department of Ophthalmology (formerly known as the Retinal Gene Therapy Group) were the first to:
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Recent News

Center for Vision Research to Host Annual Symposium on November 2nd

Oct 6th, 2015

Please join us on Monday, November 2nd for this years symposium “From Bench to Branding: Bringing Research Discoveries to Life”. Details on our distinguished speakers and a schedule of events […]

Department of Ophthalmology faculty receive 2014 Technology Innovator Awards

Jul 13th, 2015

Drs. Shannon Boye, William Hauswirth and Sanford Boye were honored this year at the Univerisy of Florida’s Celebration of Innovation for successfully transferring their world-class research to a commercial partner. […]

William Hauswirth receives 2014 OIS Innovator Award

Nov 11th, 2014

William Hauswirth, Ph.D. was co-awarded the 2014 OIS Innovator Award in Chicago at the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit, a full day pre-meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting. He […]

Drs. Shannon Boye and Alfred Lewin each receive Individual Investigator Awards from the Foundation Fighting Blindness

Sep 12th, 2014

Dr. Boye’s grant will help support development of an AAV- based gene therapy to treat the retinal phenotype of the severe deaf/blinding disease, Usher syndrome type 1B, which is caused […]