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.
Dr. Peter D. Calvert was awarded a competitive renewal of his R01 grant from the National Eye Institute. The grant is entitled: Mechanisms of Signal-Dependant Photoreceptor Protein Localization Transport.
Dr. Peter D. Calvert, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, received the President's Award for Excellence in Basic Research by a Young Investigator at Upstate's Faculty Convocation on September 11, 2013.
Mohammad Haeri

Name: Mohammad Haeri

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Education: M.D. from Shahid Beheshti University, PhD from SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.

When you started at the CVR: 2004

Why I became interested in vision research: I was always fascinated with eye, and grew more interest by comparing the eye with a camera when I was in high school. I got very interested in vision when I started medical school.

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Knox’s lab.

Current Research Focus: Retinal degeneration in human and animal models.

Future Plans: To know more about eye diseases and their potential treatments.

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