Science Workshop

2022 Translational Research Acceleration Program Awardees Webinar

Monday, August 29th, 2022, 10:30 AM (EDT)

Please join the Foundation Fighting Blindness preclinical webinar introducing the 2022 Translational Research Acceleration Program class on August 29, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. ET.
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Virtual via Zoom

Columbia, MD 21045

Below is a brief overview of the awarded projects to be presented:

  • James Hurley (University of Washington, Seattle, WA)
    Project Title: Stimulation of fatty acid oxidation to diminish drusen (dry AMD)
  • Graybug | Vibrant Vision, Inc. (Baltimore, MD)
    Project Title: Towards the clinical translation of mutation-independent treatment for hereditary retinal degeneration using the inhibitory cGMP analogue CN03 “BlockPKG" 
  • Marius Ader (Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany)
    Project Title: Reconstruction of the RPE-photoreceptor interface via sequential transplantation of HLA-homozygous iPSC-derived RPE and photoreceptors
  • Rui Chen (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX)
    Project Title: Retinal regeneration through epigenetic therapy
  • William Beltran (University of Pennsylvania), Raghavi Sudharsan, (University of Pennsylvania), Shannon Boye, (University of Florida) 
    Project Title: Characterization and mitigation of AAV-induced ocular inflammation

Learn more about the projects here.