Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded an Unrestricted Grant of $110,000 to the Department of Ophthalmology at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.
Zahra Motahari, a PhD Student in the lab of Dr. Michael Zuber won the Members-in-Training Outstanding Poster Award at the 2014 ARVO meeting in Orlando, FL.
Reyna I. Martinez-De Luna, PhD, working in the lab of Michael E. Zuber, PhD, has been awarded a Grass Foundation Fellowship.
William J. Brunken, PhD, Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Center for Vision Research, has been elected to serve on the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology's Research Director's Council for five years.

Dr. Solessio

Diabetic retinopathy and retinal metabolism

Mouse Assay
r. Solessio has co-authored chapters in two textbooks. His work is published in Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Physiology (London), Journal of Neurophysiology, Visual Neuroscience, Journal of Cell Biology, American Zoologist, Progress in Brain Research, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, and Revista Telegrafica (Argentina). He collaborates with Drs. Barry Knox, Andrea Viczian, and Mike Zuber of SUNY Upstate Medical University; Vadim Arshavasky of Duke University, and Nicolas Cuenca of Universidad de Alicante in Spain.


The results of Dr. Solessio’s research will have far-reaching significance in both basic and health research communities. His research is funded by the National Eye Institute, Research to Prevent Blindness, and the Lions Club of Central New York. He has received the Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award, the Fight for Sight-Prevent Blindness America Research Award. He is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.



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