Research to Prevent Blindness
Featured Grantees

The following profiles of scientists we have funded describe some of the ways RPB grant support can impact a research career. 

A Career Retooled

Dr. Beebe

Dr. David Beebe's studies of the vitreous body - the gel that fills the eye - are aimed at identifying the mechanism responsible for age-related nuclear cataracts and open angle glaucoma.

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A Passion Fueled By RPB

The Neitzes are internationally recognized for developing a potential gene therapy cure for color blindness and are among the world’s thought leaders on genetic and environmental factors that may be influencing a global epidemic of myopia...

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A New Direction

RPB Grant Recipient M. Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD

On June 10, 2014, M. Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD, caught the attention of the medical research world when she and collaborators announced that they had created miniature human retinas in a dish...

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Doing the Right Thing

RPB Grantee Stephen H. Tsang, MD, Phd

“I have been both the recipient of, and a mentor for, an RPB Medical Student Fellowship,” says Stephen H. Tsang, MD, PhD...

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Shaping a Life in Research

RPB Grantee Natalie Afshari, MD

“I know I speak for every clinician-scientist who has received one of RPB’s career Development Awards when I say that RPB shaped my life and enhanced my career,” says Natalie Afshari, MD...

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A Career Refocused

RPB Grant Recipient Dan Stamer, PhD

“In science, as in anything else, you can get comfortable and complacent. I was awarded an RPB Sabbatical Grant to visit a distant lab where I learned a technique for measuring outflow facility. This new technology now drives much of what I do…”

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