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Bill Hauswirth

Dr. William Hauswirth and his collaborators share in a $1.2 million international award for developing a sight-restoring treatment

Published: September 6th, 2018

The 2018 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award recognizes Hauswirth and his colleagues for developing the first successful gene therapy to cure an inherited human disease. The disease, Leber congenital amaurosis Type 2, or […]

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Congratulations Kaitlyn Calabro for receipt of an F31 Predoctoral Fellowship!

Published: July 9th, 2018

Kaitlyn Calabro, doctoral candidate in Dr. Boye’s lab, was recently awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship. The overall goal of Kaitlyn’s proposal, “Exploring […]

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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, […]

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

Published: September 13th, 2015

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

Published: August 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

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.

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 […]