The USC Roski Eye Institute was named a Top 20 Department of Ophthalmology by the U.S. News and World Report for the 27th year in a row.

Jesse Berry, MD, received a one-year Wright Foundation Transformative Cancer Grant.
Project Title: Prospective, Longitudinal Aqueous Humor Liquid Biopsy to Predict Treatment Response and Minimal Residual Disease in Retinoblastoma.
Start Date: July 1, 2020

David Cobrinik, MD, PhD, received a one-year Research Grant from St. Baldrick's Foundation.
Project Title: Transcriptomic Effects of Copy Number Alterations in Pediatric Cancers.
Start Date: July 1, 2020

Aaron Nagiel, MD, PhD received a two-year Research Center Development Award from the Saban Reseach Institute.
Project Title: Development and Maintenance of the Photoreceptor-Bipolar Cell Synapse in Human Retinal Organoid.
Start Date: July 1, 2020

Qifa Zhou, PhD, received a four-year NIH/NHLBI R01 grant.
Project Title: Project Phase resolved ARF optical coherence elastography for intravascular imaging.
Start Date: July 1, 2020

Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, PhD, received a two-year NIH/NIA R21 grant.
Project Title: Development of a novel tear-based biomarker assay for diagnosis of Parkinson's disease using RT-QuIC.
Start Date: Aug 1, 2020.

Benjamin Xu MD, PhD, received a 2020 Fight for Sight / Weintraub Grant-In-Aid Award.
Project Title: Development of Quantitative OCT-based Methods to Detect and Evaluate Biometric Risk Factors for Primary Angle Closure Disease
Start Date: TBD

Mark Humayun, MD, received the Retina Research Foundation’s 2020 Gertrude D. Pyron Award.
Information: The Pyron Award, which is presented each year at the ASRS Annual Meeting, was created by the Retina Research Foundation of Houston, TX, to recognize outstanding vision scientists like Dr. Humayun, whose work contributes to knowledge about vitreoretinal disease.
Award Date: August 19, 2020

Kimberly Gokoffski, MD, PhD, received a two-year BrightFocus Foundation Grant.
Project Title: Electric Fields Collaborate with Cdc42 to Direct Optic Nerve Regeneration.
Start Date: September 1, 2020