Pre-ARVO RCGT MeetingMay 22, 2019
Drs. Eric Pierce and Jason Comander presented at the 6th annual Retinal Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Friday, April 26, 2019, prior to the 2019 annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). The summit is one of the most comprehensive reviews of ongoing and planned... Read More
2018 Genentech AMD Translational Research Fellowship recipient: Chari Fernandez-Godino, PhDApril 29, 2019
Chari Fernandez-Godino has been awarded a fellowship from the ARVO foundation to support her research on AMD. The award ceremony took place at ARVO 2019. Project titleTargeting complement activation via tick-over: a prophylactic treatment for dry AMD About Dr. Fernandez-Godino's projectAs many as 11 million people in the US has some form... Read More
Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, receives ARVO Dr. David L. Epstein AwardMay 9, 2018
Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD, Paul Austin Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Associate Chief of Ophthalmology Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Howe Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr.... Read More
XVIIIth International Symposium on Retinal DegenerationApril 19, 2018
The XVIIIth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration will be held in Killarney Ireland September 3rd - 8th 2018. Please visit the meeting website for details; http://www.rdmeeting.net Travel awards are offered.
Mass. Eye and Ear performs first FDA-approved gene therapy procedure for inherited diseaseMarch 20, 2018
Massachusetts Eye and Ear made medical history on Tuesday by performing the first post-FDA approval gene therapy for patients with a form of inherited blindness. The occasion marks the beginning of a new era in medicine, as it is the first time any FDA-approved gene therapy has been given to a patient for any inherited disease. The treatment,... Read More
National School WalkoutMarch 20, 2018
Some members of the OGI (including Dr. Pierce who served as the photographer) were able to join the National School Walkout this morning to remember victims of gun violence and support more stringent gun controls.
CRISPR trick in mice points the way to possible treatments for inherited diseasesMarch 8, 2018
With the power of the genome-editing tool CRISPR on display, scientists around the world have been hard at work in recent years — developing CRISPR-based therapies that may one day edit disease-causing mutations in our DNA for the treatment of inherited disorders. But there are still great challenges with this powerful tool, and... Read More