Knights Templar Eye Foundation awards UI vision researchers
Friday, March 28, 2014
Two researchers from the University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research received a valuable boost to their research efforts from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation.
Gulab S. Zode, PhD, was awarded a competitive renewal grant for his research into the treatment for juvenile-onset open angle glaucoma. Zode previously received a Career-Starter grant from the organization and is one of only eight individuals in the country to receive a renewal award.
Another award recipient was Anurima Majumder, PhD, who received a 2013-2014 Career-Starter Grant. This type of award is particularly useful as it allows early-career researchers with pilot funding to explore novel avenues in vision research. Majumder’s line of research involves “Structural Analysis of AIPL1 and Its Interaction with Phosphodiesterase PDE6: Implications for Leber's Congenital Amaurosis.”