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Drs. Shannon Boye and Alfred Lewin each awarded Individual Investigator Awards from the Foundation Fighting Blindness

Published: September 12th, 2014

Dr. Boye’s grant will help support development of an AAV- based gene therapy to treat the retinal phenotype of the severe deaf/blinding disease, Usher syndrome type 1B, which is caused […]

Examining advances in AAV vector for retinal gene therapy

Published: July 22nd, 2014

Dr. Shannon Boye is featured in an article from Ophthalmology Times about advances in the AAV vector for retinal gene therapy. Read the article here.

Alumni Function at AAO

Published: July 11th, 2014

WHAT: The University of Florida, Gainesville, Alumni Reception at AAO WHEN: Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm WHERE: The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago 909 N Michigan Ave Chicago, […]

John D. Ash awarded $300,000 grant from Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)

John D. Ash awarded $300,000 grant from Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)

Published: August 21st, 2013

John D. Ash was awarded  three year grant titled:  “Using AAV-STAT3 and AAV-PIM-1 vectors to induce broad-spectrum protection of photoreceptors and PRE” from the Foundation Fighting Blindness.    This project […]

Department of Ophthalmology awarded presitgious construction grant from Research to Prevent Blindness

Department of Ophthalmology awarded presitgious construction grant from Research to Prevent Blindness

Published: August 21st, 2013

Research to Prevent Blindness (RBP), selects the University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology to receive the prestigious Mildred Krahmer Sanders & William Clifford Sanders construction grant.  Research to Prevent Blindness […]

William Hauswirth receives the Llura Ligget Gund Award at this year’s FFB Visions Conference

William Hauswirth receives the Llura Ligget Gund Award at this year’s FFB Visions Conference

Published: July 2nd, 2013

The following press release was provided by Foundation Fighting Blindness: The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, recognizes William […]

Ophthalmology Doctors Recognized at 13th Annual Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education

Published: May 2nd, 2013

The College of Medicine and the Society of Teaching Scholars held its 13th Annual Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education last night, February 20, 2013, recognizing outstanding faculty and residents […]

Vision Researchers recognized at Office of Technology and Licensing’s Celebration of Innovation

Published: March 14th, 2013

Faculty members from within the Department of Ophthalmology and the Center for Vision Research were recognized for having developed technologies that were licensed within the 2012 calendar year. Those recognized […]

Dr. Shannon Boye receives 2nd place prize in the 2013 ARVO Foundation/Merck Innovative Ophthalmology Research Award in Gene Therapy and Eye Disease

Published: March 12th, 2013

Selection was based upon her paper, “The Human Rhodopsin Kinase Promoter in an AAV5 Vector Confers Rod- and Cone-Specific Expression in the Primate Retina” by a panel of esteemed ARVO […]

Drs. Christine Kay and Shannon Boye featured in Gainesville Sun

Drs. Christine Kay and Shannon Boye featured in Gainesville Sun

Published: March 1st, 2013

Drs. Christine Kay and Shannon Boye participate in Rare Disease Day at the Founders Gallery at the UF College of Medicine. Joining them are Sarah St. Pierre and her son, […]