Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

RPB awards special scholar award to Seo

Research to Prevent Blindness

Seongjin SeoDr. Seongjin Seo was selected to receive a Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Ernest & Elizabeth Althouse Special Scholar Award. The Award supports outstanding young scientists who are conducting research of unusual significance and promise.

Seo’s laboratory studies the protein network that builds and maintains the primary cilium and the pathophysiological mechanisms of cilia-related, hereditary diseases such as Bardt-Biedl Syndrome. His lab investigates the protein composition of the ciliary protein network, what the roles of these proteins are, how loss of these proteins results in each phenotypic component of the cilia-related diseases, and how to prevent or treat the disease.