Sponsored Research

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Clinical Trials
Cornea/Ocular Surface
Clinician-Scientist Training Grant
Epidemiology
Glaucoma
Low-Vision
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Ocular Oncology
Retina
RPB Unrestricted Grant
Visual Processing
Other

Cornea/Ocular Surface

PROJECT SPONSOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Identification of Tear Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease Patients Michael J Fox Foundation Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, PhD
Microtubule-Based Transport in Lacrimal Gland Function NIH/NEI Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, PhD
Protein-polymer Nanomedicine for Sjögren’s Syndrome NIH/NEI Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, PhD/ J. Andrew MacKay, PhD
Cornea Biomechanical Analysis with Brillouin Microscopy NIH/NEI J. Bradley Randleman, MD

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Clinician-Scientist Training Grant

PROJECT SPONSOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
USC Roski Eye K12 Clinician-Vision Scientist Training Program (USC Roski Eye K12) NIH/NEI Mark Humayun, MD, PhD

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Epidemiology

PROJECT SPONSOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Cumulative Effects of Sickle Cell Trait on the Eye among Older African Americans NIH/NEI Xuejuan Jiang, PhD

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Glaucoma

PROJECT SPONSOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Defining the Relationships of Retinal Microcirculation with Glaucoma, Systemic Disease, and Ocular Anatomic Factors in African Americans NIH/NEI Grace Richter, MD, MPH
Retinal Microcirculation Changes after Intraocular Pressure Reduction in Glaucoma American Glaucoma Society Grace Richter, MD, MPH
High Resolution Elastographic Assessment of the Optic Nerve Head NIH/NEI Qifa Zhou, PhD
Flow Dependent Development and Maintenance of Schlemm’s Canal NIH/NEI Young-Kwon Hong, PhD (Surgery)
Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Ocular Fluid Dynamics and Transport Phenomena for Retinal Drug Delivery NIH/NEI Satwindar Sadhal, PhD (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering)

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Low Vision

PROJECT SPONSOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Human Connectomes for Low Vision, Blindness, and Sight Restoration NIH/NEI Vivek Patel, MD/ Yonggang Shi, PhD

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Neuro-Ophthalmology

PROJECT SPONSOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Electrical Fields Direct Retinal Ganglion Cell Axon Growth by Modulating GTPase Signaling North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Kimberly Gokoffski, MD, PhD
Physiologic Electrical Fields Direct Optic Nerve Regeneration NIH/NCATS Kimberly Gokoffski, MD, PhD

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Ocular Oncology

PROJECT SPONSOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Development of a Surrogate Liquid Biopsy from the Aqueous Humor in Retinoblastoma Eyes NIH/NCI Jesse Berry, MD

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Retina

PROJECT SPONSOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Human Specific Signaling Circuitry in Cone Precursor Development NIH/NEI David Cobrinik, MD, PhD
An Experimental Approach to Maculopathy NIH/NEI David Hinton, MD (Pathology)
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
Thermoreponsive Reversible Adhesive for Temporary Intervention of Ocular Trauma – II Department of Defense Mark Humayun, MD, PhD
3D OCT Angiography for Quantitative Characterization of Diabetic Retinopathy NIH/NEI Amir Kashani, MD, PhD/ Yonggang Shi, PhD
Functional Imaging in Hypoxic-Ischemic Retinal Disease NIH/NEI Amir Kashani, MD, PhD
Imaging Cerebral and Retinal Microvasculature in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease NIH/NINDS Amir Kashani, MD, PhD
OCT Angiography Research Consortium (OARC) Carl ZEISS Meditec Amir Kashani, MD, PhD
Study of Subretinal Implanation of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived RPE Cells in Advanced Dry AMD CIRM Amir Kashani, MD, PhD
Connectome-Derived Computational Models of Degenerated Retina for Retinal Prosthetic Design NIH/NEI Gianluca Lazzi, PhD, MBA
Imaging of Retinal Oxygenation and Metabolism NIH/NEI Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD
Ocular Biomarkers of Microvascular, Neural and Metabolic Function in Diabetes NIH/NIDDK Mahnaz Shahidi, PhD
Studies on Functionality of iPS-RPE Transplanted in Immunodeficient RCS Rats BrightFocus Foundation Biju Thomas, PhD
High Resolution Elastography of Retina Under Prosthetic Electrical Stimulation NIH/NEI Qifa Zhou, PhD
Calcium Homeostasis in Mammalian Rod and Cone Photoreceptors NIH/NEI Jeannie Chen, PhD (Physiology and Neuroscience)
Phototransduction in Dark Adaptation and Retinal Degeneration NIH/NEI Jeannie Chen, PhD (Physiology and Neuroscience)

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RPB Unrestricted Grant

PROJECT SPONSOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
RPB Unrestricted Grant Research to Prevent Blindness Narsing Rao, MD

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Visual Processing

PROJECT SPONSOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Analyses of Retinal Circuits after Rod Rescue in a Mouse Model of Human Blindness NIH/NEI Jeannie Chen, PhD (Physiology and Neuroscience)
Form Processing in Peripheral Vision NIH/NEI Nihong Chen, PhD (Psychology)
Cortical Synaptic Circuitry Underlying Visual Processing NIH/NEI Huizhong Tao, PhD (Physiology and Neuroscience)
Synaptic Circuitry Mechanisms Underlying Functional Development of Visual Cortex NIH/NEI Huizhong Tao, PhD (Physiology and Neuroscience)

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Other

PROJECT SPONSOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Predictive Modeling of Bioelectric Activity on Mammalian Multilayered Neuronal Structures in the Presence of Supraphysiological Electric Fields NIH/NIBIB Gianluca Lazzi, PhD
Combined OCT/US/PAT System for Intravascular Imaging NIH/NHLBI Qifa Zhou, PhD
Large Aperture and Wideband Modular Ultrasound Arrays for the Diagnosis of Liver Cancer NIH/NCI Qifa Zhou, PhD
Phase Resolved ARF Optical Coherence Elastography for Intravascular Imaging NIH/NHLBI Qifa Zhou, PhD
ENIGMA Center for Worldwide Medicine, Imaging & Genomics NIH/NIBIB Paul Thompson, PhD
ENIGMA-SD: Understanding Sex Differences in Global Mental Health Through Enigma NIH/NIMH Paul Thompson, PhD
Growth Factors, Neuroinflammation, Exercise, and Brain Integrity NIH/NIA Paul Thompson, PhD
Highly-sensitive Imaging Markers for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease Using Multi-view Connectomics NIH/NIA Paul Thompson, PhD
Multi-source Sparse Learning to Identify MCI and Predict Decline NIH/NIA Paul Thompson, PhD
Trauma and Genomics Modulate Brain Structure Across Common Psychiatric Disorders NIH/NIMH Paul Thompson, PhD
Big Data for Discovery Science NIH/NIBIB Arthur Toga, PhD
Data Archive for the Brain Initiative (DABI) NIH/NIMH Arthur Toga, PhD
Genetic Influences on Human Neuroanatomical Shapes NIH/NIMH Arthur Toga, PhD
Health Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment among Mexican Americans NIH/NIA Arthur Toga, PhD
Laboratory of Neuro Imaging Resource (LONIR) NIH/NIBIB Arthur Toga, PhD/ Paul Thompson, PhD
Seattle Longitudinal Study: Archiving, Harmonizing and Augmenting Alzheimer’s Disease Relevant Data Sets NIH/NIA Arthur Toga, PhD
The Epilepsy Bioinformatics Study for Antiepileptogenic Therapy (EPIBIOS4RX) NIH/NINDS Arthur Toga, PhD
Vascular Contributions to Dementia and Genetic Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease NIH/NIA Arthur Toga, PhD
Training for the Multiscale and Multimodal Analysis of Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s Disease NIH/NIA Arthur Toga, PhD
Dynamic Mapping of the Complete Synaptome Using Recombinant Probes NIH/NIMH Scott Fraser, PhD (Biological Sciences)
In Vivo Imaging of Tumor Heterogeneity Generation from Endogenous Single Cells NIH/NCI Scott Fraser, PhD (Biological Sciences)

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CIRM (California Institute for Regenerative Medicine) • NCI (National Cancer Institute) • NEI (National Eye Institute) • NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) • NIA (National Institute on Aging) • NIBIB (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering) • NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) • NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) • NINDS (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) • NIH (National Institutes of Health)
 
Revised 9/18/18
 
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