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In the FY2006 funding cycle for the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program, eye and vision researchers were awarded 7 grants for a total of $7.5 million. For more information about the grants click on the links below.

Dr. Balamurali K. Ambati, Intraceptor Interference of VEGF Pathways in Corneal Angiogenesis

Dr. Michelle C. Callegan, Improved Therapeutic Regimens for Treatment of Post-Traumatic Ocular Infections

Dr. Lu Chen, Molecular Blockade of Lymphangiogenesis in Promoting High-Risk Corneal Transplant Survival

Dr. Kimberly Cockerham, A Hybrid Electrochemical Microstimulator Implant for Denervated Muscles

Dr. Shelley I. Fried, Replicating Physiological Patterns of Activity With Prosthetic Stimulation

Dr. Randy H. Kardon, Treatment of Laser-Induced Retinal Injury and Visual Loss Using Sustained Release of Intra-Vitreal Neurotrophic Growth Factors

Dr. De-Quan Li, Repair of Corneal Injury with Stem Cell Based Bioengineered Tissue

Dr. Joseph F. Rizzo Optimization of Electronic Methods to Produce an Implantable Retinal Prosthesis to Treat Blindness