Current List of Our Active Fundamental Research Funding:

Imaging Cerebral and Retinal Microvasculature in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease NIH Amir Kashani, MD, PhD
Functional Imaging in Hypoxic-Ischemic Retinal Disease NIH Amir Kashani, MD, PhD
Study of Subretinal Implantation of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived RPE Cells in Advanced Dry AMD CIRM Amir Kashani, MD, PhD
OCT Angiography Research Consortium (OARC) Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. Amir Kashani, MD, PhD
Hyperspectral OCT System for Metabolic Retinal Imaging USC Amir Kashani, MD, PhD
Optimizing Stimulation Strategies for Cortical Visual Prostheses U.S. Army Andrew Weitz, PhD
Restoring Vision By Sheet Transplants of Retinal Progenitors and Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) Derived from Human Embryonic Stem Cells (hESCs) CIRM Biju Thomas, PhD
Studies on Functionality of iPS-RPE Transplanted in Immunodeficient RCS Rats BrightFocus Foundation Biju Thomas, PhD
Parylene for Subconjunctival Patch Grafts and for Continuous Intraocular Pressure Sensors Whittier Foundation Damien Rodger, MD, PhD
An Experimental Approach to Maculopathy NIH David Hinton, MD
Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Career Development Award RPB J. Martin Heur, MD, PhD
Mentoring for the Advancement of Physician-Scientists Award AGS Grace Richter, MD, MPH
Experimental and Clinical Investigations of Retinal Stimulation NIH James Weiland, PhD
Novel Ultra-Flexible Hybrid Circuits for Intraocular Retinal Prostheses NIH James Weiland, PhD
INSPIRE: Bioelectronic Systems for Investigating Neural Plasticity NSF James Weiland, PhD
EFRI-BioFlex: Hybrid Polymer-Paper Based Multi-Sensor Implants for Continuous Remote Monitoring NSF James Weiland, PhD
Human Connectomes in Low Vision, Blindness and Sight Restoration NIH James Weiland, PhD
Retinal Prosthesis Neural Imaging: Measuring the Impact of Crossmodal Plasticity on Visual Restoration (Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow: Noelle Stiles) Beckman Foundation James Weiland, PhD
Enhanced Biocompatible Materials for the Repair of Ocular Injuries U.S. Army John Whalen, PhD
Retinal Nanophotoswitch NSF Mark Humayun, MD, PhD
Phase 1 Safety Assessment of CPCB-RPE1, hESC-derived RPE Cell Coated Parylene Membrane Implants, in Patients with Advanced Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration CIRM Mark Humayun, MD, PhD
Thermoresponsive Reversible Adhesive for Temporary Intervention of Ocular Trauma – II U.S. Army Mark Humayun, MD, PhD
Dual-frequency Intravascular Arrays for Functional Imaging of Atherosclerosis NIH Qifa Zhou, PhD
Characterizing Atherosclerosis by Integrated Multimodality Imaging System NIH Qifa Zhou, PhD
Elastographic Imaging of the Retina/Choroid in Age-Related Macular Degeneration NIH Qifa Zhou, PhD
High Resolution Elastography of Retina Under Prosthetic Electrical Stimulation NIH Qifa Zhou, PhD
Phase Resolved ARF Optical Coherence Elastography for Intravascular Imaging NIH Qifa Zhou, PhD
Mexican–American Glaucoma Genetic Study NIH Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
Primary Open Angle African-American Glaucoma Genetics NIH Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
African–American Eye Disease Study NIH Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Unrestricted NIH Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
Novel Stem Cell Therapy for Dry Eye Syndrome with Enhanced Viability and Long-Term Efficacy RPB Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, PhD
Tear fluid and serum levels of Cathepsin S and its endogenous inhibitor Cystatin C as biomarkers for Sjögren’s Syndrome Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, PhD
Microtubule-Based Transport in Lacrimal Gland Function NIH Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, PhD
The Pediatric Eye Disease Consortium: a Pooled Analysis of Individual-Participant Data from Population-based Studies NIH Xuejuan Jiang, PhD
Helicobacter Pylori Infection and Primary Open-angle Glaucoma among Mexican Americans: an Example of Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis? USC Xuejuan Jiang, PhD
Long-term Outcomes and Genetic Basis of Early-onset Refractive Errors in Preschool Children USC Xuejuan Jiang, PhD


AGS (American Glaucoma Society) • CIRM (California Institute for Regenerative Medicine) • GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) NIH (National Institutes of Health) • NSF (National Science Foundation) • RPB (Research to Prevent Blindness)
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