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Genzyme to Provide $900,000 Grant to Dr. Shannon Boye

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, today announched the establishment of a research collaboration wit the University of Florida and the University of Pennsylvania to develop a gene therapy for the treatment of a rare genetic disease that causes childhood blindness.

Alumni Function at AAO

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, IL. 60611 ROOM: Washington Park 1…

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

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 has the potential to lead to therapeutics to preserve photoreceptors and RPE in a large number of patients of…

Drs. Christine Kay and Shannon Boye featured in Gainesville Sun

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, Creed who has RPE65- Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). Sarah is the founder of ‘Creed’s Cause’, a foundation whose purpose…