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Astra Dinculescu, Ph.D. Educates and Advocates on Capitol Hill About Her Research to Reduce the Burden of Eye Disease

Published: September 27th, 2016

Dr. Dinculescu was one of only 22 emerging scientists  at this year’s Congressional briefing entitled Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of AMD and Retinal Diseases.  For a link to the full story, […]

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

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

Published: October 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 […]

Dr. Shannon Boye is the youngest recipient of Foundation Fighting Blindness Board of Director’s Award for Excellence in Gene Therapy Research

Published: July 13th, 2015

Department of Ophthalmology faculty receive 2014 Technology Innovator Awards

Published: July 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

Published: November 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

Published: September 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 […]

Dr. Shannon Boye’s work on AAV vector development featured in Ophthalmology Times

Published: July 24th, 2014

Dr. Shannon Boye is featured in an article from Ophthalmology Times about advances in the AAV vector for retinal gene therapy. Read the article here.

John D. Ash receives a $300,000 grant from the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)

John D. Ash receives a $300,000 grant from the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)

Published: August 21st, 2013

John D. Ash was awarded  three year grant titled:  “Using AAV-STAT3 and AAV-PIM-1 vectors to induce broad-spectrum protection of photoreceptors and PRE” from the Foundation Fighting Blindness. This project has the […]

William Hauswirth receives the Llura Ligget Gund Award at this year’s FFB Visions Conference

William Hauswirth receives the Llura Ligget Gund Award at this year’s FFB Visions Conference

Published: July 2nd, 2013

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, recognizes William W. Hauswirth, Ph.D., of the University of Florida College of […]

Vision Researchers recognized at Office of Technology and Licensing’s Celebration of Innovation

Published: March 14th, 2013

Faculty members from within the Department of Ophthalmology and the Center for Vision Research were recognized for having developed technologies that were licensed within the 2012 calendar year. Those recognized […]