Archived News from the Ocular Gene Therapy Laboratory
|June 7, 2020
Congratulations – Ramesh Periasamy wins MCW-wide scientific photo competition
An image submitted by Dr. Periasamy, a post-doctoral fellow in the OGTL, entitled ‘Peace and Harmony’ was awarded first place in the 2020 ‘Tiny Pictures, Big Ideas – Postdoc Scientific Image Competition’. To generate these two stunning images Dr. Periasamy applied a kaleidoscopic effect to composite fluorescent micrographs of retinal neurons and glial cells in 2D culture. Dr. Perisamy described the images as being "cymatic visualizations of chakras representing Peach and Harmony vibration patterns", something he said is "much needed in the present pandemic situation."
See the winning images on our Awards Page
June 3, 2020
Publication – OGTL research published in IOVS
April 28, 2020
Publication – OGTL research published in Scientific Reports
|February 28, 2020
Congratulations – Dwani Patel receives travel grant for the upcoming Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting
Dwani Patel, a third year MSTP student in the Ocular Gene therapy Laboratory (OGTL) has been awarded the ‘David R. Pepperberg Travel Grant’ to attend the ARVO annual meeting, held 3rd – 7th May, 2020 in Baltimore, MD. Dwani will present his poster entitled ‘Identifying novel retinal pericyte-targeting rAAV mutant vectors through directed evolution’ on May 6th, 3.00 – 4.45pm (B0129).
|February 10, 2020
Welcome – Rachel Fehrman joins OGTL as a graduate student
Rachel Fehrman, a first-year graduate student in the interdisciplinary program (IDP), has elected to join the Lipinski Laboratory full time to complete her graduate studies. Rachel will be working to develop gene therapy vectors capable of delivering large genes to the retina and characterize zebrafish models of rare inherited retinal disease.