Travel Grant recipients

*Numbers in parentheses are presentation numbers.

 **Grant titles in blue were sponsored by the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research.

American Uveitis Society

Wen Chen         Georgia Health Sciences University                      (#6158)

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Shawntay Chaney University of Houston (#3965)
Lucero J Vivar Medical University of South Carolina (#4295)

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology — International

Amna E Abu Khamidakh Tampere University of Technology (#6543)
Thomas Ach University Hospital Heidelberg (#3096)
Madeleine KM Adams Centre for Eye Research Australia (#1324)
Cavit Agca University of Zurich (#5588)
Anne F Alex University of Muenster Medical Center (#2245)
Eric P Andrade Federal University of Sao Paulo (#3900)
Ainur Rahman Anuar Singapore Eye Research Institute (#4176)
Alun R Barnard University of Oxford (#1933)
Inbal Benhar Weizmann Institute of Science (#6234)
Mukhtar Bizrah University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology (#4087)
Barbara Bogner Paracelsus Medical University (#1981)
Boy Braaf Rotterdam Ophthalmic Institute (#2205)
Felicitas Bucher University Eye Hospital Freiburg (#2020)
James George Carter University of Bristol (#4119)
Shivashankaran Chettiar Gujarat University (#4442)
Peggy PC Chiang Singapore Eye Research Institute (#5458)
Debashish Das Narayana Nethralaya Institute of Ophthalmology (#6804)
Abhishek Dave Dr RP Centre, AIIMS (#6746)
Lisa Claire du Toit University of the Witwatersrand (#484)
Hannah MP Dunbar University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology (#3153)
Thorunn Scheving Eliasdottir University of Iceland/Landspitali University Hospital (#2172)
Ana Karina Fabre-Miranda Asociacion para Evitar la Ceguera (#3723)
Beatrice Foscarini Jules Gonin Eye Hospital (#2506)
Behrad Garmsiri McMaster University (#6942)
Michael JA Girard Imperial College London (#3182)
Victoria Gonzalez Asociacion Para Evitar la Ceguera (#5874)
Markus Groppe University of Oxford (#4593)
Paulina Haas Rudolf Foundation Clinic (#6515)
Khurram Hashmani Queens Medical Center, University of Nottingham (#3642)
Lisa J Hill University of Birmingham (#5088)
Sujin Hoshi University of Tsukuba (#4123)
Sabina P Huber-Reggi University of Zurich (#5604)
Estera J Igras Mater M University Hospital (#2217)
Shalini Jadeja University of Edinburgh Institute for Genetics and Molecular Medicine (#2558)
Bart Jaeken Universidad de Murcia (#1381)
Nichole Diane Lucy Joachim University of Sydney (#1327)
Daniel Kampik University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology (#6004)
Ulrike Kaufmann Ludwig Maximilians University Clinic (#6228)
Tiarnan DL Keenan University of Manchester (#1589)
Jelena Marie Kezic Monash University (#4266)
Izabela Paulina Klaska University of Aberdeen (#3221)
Irina Kuryleva The Helmholtz Research Institute of Eye Diseases (#4456)
Clemens AK Lange University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology (#1668)
Joelle Lavoie Centre de Recerche Univeriste Laval Robert-Giffard (#5733)
Eun Kyoung Lee College of Medicine, Seoul National University (#5468)
Anton Lennikov Hokkaido University (#6276)
Hannah J Levis University College London (#1737)
Cheng Li Eye Institute & Affiliated Xiamen Eye Center (#6007)
JiaJun Li University College Dublin (#119)
Renata Ruoco Loureiro Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (#4197)
Gail Maconachie University of Leicester (#5609)
Shuichi Makita University of Tsukuba (#2666)
Rashmi G Mathew Barts and The London Hospital (#3196)
Charlotte Mira Margaret McKnight University of Western Australia, Lions Eye Institute (#2738)
Yoko Miura University of Luebeck (#1130)
Michaela Moelle University Eye Hospital Erlangen (#62)
Elad Moisseiev Tel Aviv Medical Center (#6928)
Lolita Monnier Laboratoire de Therapie Genique INSERM UMR 649 (#1901)
Marion Ronit Munk Medical University Vienna (#2273)
Ganeswara Rao Musada LV Prasad Eye Institute (#1580)
Francisco M Nadal-Nicolas Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca (#6562)
Manbir Nagra Aston University (#4435)
Arun Kumar Narayanaswamy Singapore Eye Research Institute (#5956)
Khaled Nassar Luebeck University (#893)
Koji Miura Nishiguchi University of Lausanne (#4524)
Neil O'Leary Dalhousie University (#2265)
Yi-Ting Ong National University of Singapore (#997)
Codrut Constantin Paun Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center (#4541)
Corinna Petsch University Hospital Erlangen (#6037)
Xiaodi Qiu Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University (#3048)
Chang Rae Rho Catholic Institute of Visual Science (#541)
Pablo Raul Ruisenor Vazquez Sr Hospital de Clinicas, University of Buenos Aires (#6799)
Richard A Russell Moorfields Eye Hospital (#173)
Megumi Saiki Keio University School of Medicine (#1372)
Nicole TM Saksens Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center (#6931)
Anna Salas Torras Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (#1905)
Martin A Serrano Clinica Oftalmologica Centro Caracas (#904)
Xuefeng Shi Tianjin Eye Institute and Hospital (#5723)
Min-Cheol Shin Chunchon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University (#346)
Rika Shirakawa University of Tokyo (#589)
Kamila C Silva State University of Campinas (Unicamp) (#5414)
Archana Singh LV Prasad Eye Institute (#1386)
Alon Skaat Sheba Medical Center (#3176)
Yu-Qiang Soh Singapore Eye Research Institute (#4981)
Henri Sueke Royal Liverpool University Hospital (#6133)
Naing L Tint Moorfields Eye Hospital (#65)
Ghislaine L Traber University Hospital Zurich (#521)
Oliver Treacy National University of Ireland, Galway (#4129)
Tine Van Bergen Catholic University Leuven (#6352)
Mirjam EJ Van Velthoven Rotterdam Eye Hospital (#3200)
Nikita Ved University of Bristol (#5778)
Deborah M Wallace University College Dublin (#6945)
Xiaomeng Wang University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology (#2995)
Ya Xing Wang Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology (#151)
Christian M Wertheimer Ludwig Maximilians University (#3047)
Geraint P Williams University of Birmingham (#1869)
Xixi Yan Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (#2293)
Nadia Zakaria University Hospital Antwerp (#6288)
Wenting Zhou Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University (#5531)
Ahmad Zhour University of Tuebingen (#1134)
Lyn Zimmo Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology (#2822)

Fondazione GB Bietti per l’Oftalmologia

Concetta F Alberti Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (#4356)
Bijorn Omar Balzamino IRCCS GB Bietti Eye Foundation (#1628)
Veronica Canton University of Milan Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda (#86)
Silvio Alessandro Di Gioia University of Lausanne (#1732)
Alessia Tassoni Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge (#6612)

Sek-Jin Chew

Alexandra Benavente-Perez State University New York College of Optometry (#4662)

European Journal of Ophthalmology

Jona Valgerdur Kristjansdottir University of Iceland/Landspitali University Hospital (#2127)

G.M. Jager

Akos Kusnyerik Semmelweis University (#3101)

Informa Healthcare

Ana Paula Canto Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (#1489)
Agustin Cerani Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (#5780)

National Eye Institute

Nikhil N Batra

University of Chicago

(#6338)
Jacob Eli Berchuck Duke University Medical Center (#1649)
Tomas Blanco Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (#6189)
Mark S Bolding University of Alabama at Birmingham (#4858)
Wesley S Bond Baylor College of Medicine (#1290)
Aida Bounama University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (#6765)
Lauren A Branchini New England Eye Center (#2114)
Michael L Bullard University of Michigan-Kellogg Eye Center (#41)
Judd M Cahoon University of Utah (#5758)
Elvia Canseco University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (#6149)
Robert S Cargill Oregon Health & Science University (#5305)
Heather M Cathcart Vanderbilt University Medical Center (#6585)
Lynn Ann Caviness Louisiana State University Health Science Center (#4292)
Garrick Chak Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine (#6057)
Sally Chang California Pacific Medical Center (#4365)
Sunil K Chauhan Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (#2368)
Cheryl Chi Boston University School of Medicine (#3647)
Eric K Chin University of California Davis Eye Center (#1752)
Karishma M Choksi Georgia Health Sciences University (#5413)
Christopher D Conrady University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (#6151)
Nelly M Cruz Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (#1884)
Christina May Shoemaker Daly University of Texas at Austin (#1630)
Lauren Lee Daniele University of California, Davis (#1131)
Candice Davidoff University of Washington (#6402)
Lauren C Ditta University of Tennessee Health Science Center (#1879)
Khayyam Durrani Massachusetts Eye Research & Surgery Institution (#5492)
Christopher Blake Estopinal Vanderbilt University (#1422)
Omar S Faridi New York Eye & Ear Infirmary (#3694)
Morgan V Fedorchak University of Pittsburgh (#1750)
Francisco A Folgar Duke University Medical Center (#2687)
Benjamin J Fowler University of Kentucky (#2718)
Andrew W Francis Boston University School of Medicine (#2742)
Erin Campbell Fulchiero Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (#4951)
Scott Gardner University of Virginia (#3715)
Roger A Goldberg Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (#2252)
Andrew Greenberg New York Eye & Ear Infirmary (#177)
Michaela L Gruzensky Loma Linda University (#3880)
Brian Palmer Hafler Yale School of Medicine (#1315)
Amir Reza Hajrasouliha Kentucky Lions Eye Center, University of Louisville (#2016)
Houman David Hemmati Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School (#499)
Derick G Holt University of Utah (#2390)
Anthony Trivino Hsu New York Eye & Ear Infirmary (#2815)
Syed Amal Hussnain Weill Cornell Medical College (#6795)
Cecilia S Jung Emory University (#1756)
Rama Kannan University of Missouri, Columbia (#2284)
Diana Katsman Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (#5900)
Kathryn Ellen Klump University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (#6549)
Mansi Motiwale Kunte UNT Health Science Center (#6453)
Sam C Kwiatkowski Rice University (#4735)
William J Lavery University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (#1986)
Darren J Lee Boston University School of Medicine (#6309)
Jennifer C Lee Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (#2154)
Tamara J Lee Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (#5877)
Zhuoyan Li Vanderbilt University (#3120)
Margaret P Liu Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University (#3664)
Melissa Liu Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (#3173)
Jie Ma Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (#5915)
Janet Manalac LSU Health Science Center (#4780)
Lea D Marchette University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (#4654)
Jaime D Martinez Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (#6047)
Jeremiah Martino State University New York Downstate Medical Center (#4741)
Kevin James McHugh Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (#3641)
Verleen K McSween Indiana University (#1957)
Sri Krishna Mukkamala Vitreous Retina and Macula Consultants, New York (#2643)
Valliammai Muthappan Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital (#5473)
Barbara A Mysona University of Georgia (#2003)
S Priya Narayanan Georgia Health Sciences University (#6418)
Olga Nikolaeva Oklahoma University Health Science Center (#3352)
Mary P Nivison University of Washington (#3851)
Bliss H O'Bryhim University of Kansas Medical Center (#6294)
Stephen G Odaibo Howard University Hospital (#127)
Billy Xiaoyi Pan Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (#4880)
Susanne Pangratz-Fuehrer Stanford University (#5527)
Hemangi Patil Duke University Medical Center (#1619)
Crandall E Peeler University of Michigan (#4554)
Michelle Yun Peng Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University (#4854)
Rose Y Reins University of Houston (#5241)
Daniel Repp Mayo Clinic (#5989)
Alena Reznik University of California Davis Eye Center (#6465)
Jason T Rodier University of Missouri, Columbia (#294)
Kevin Irwin Rosenberg New York Eye & Ear Infirmary (#3928)
Craig William See Columbia University (#549)
Erika Laine Silverman Columbia University (#1823)
Jorawer S Singh University at Buffalo (#5345)
Mahsa Ava Sohrab Northwestern University (#2121)
Andrew W Stacey Riverside Methodist Hospital, Ohio Health (#6770)
Brian Craig Stagg University of Utah School of Medicine (#3000)
Daniel Su New York Eye & Ear Infirmary (#181)
Megan Ulmer Duke University (#5291)
Guadalupe Villarreal Jr Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School (#5995)
Laurel N Vuong Tufts-New England Eye Center (#3076)
William Bradley Wainright Duke University (#42)
Vinson Matthew Wang Johns Hopkins University (#5561)
Irene E Whitney University of California (#6327)
Alice Lynne Williams Temple University School of Medicine (#5624)
Brandon Wong Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (#5355)
Rany Woo Yale School of Medicine (#5866)
Yu-Chieh Wu University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (#1826)
Susan Elizabeth Yanni Retina Foundation of the Southwest (#5854)
Kenneth M Yee VMR Institute (#2752)
Hongyu Ying University of Illinois at Chicago (#785)
Jithin Yohannan Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (#4670)
Xiaolin Zhang Case Western Reserve University/Eye Institute (#78)
Len Zheleznyak University of Rochester (#6328)

Santen Pharmaceutical – Japan

Nasrin Sorusch

Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

(#2579)
Eiichi Hasegawa Kyushu UniversityGradneuate School of Medicine (#1231)
Kyoko Kumagai Kyoto University (#4440)
Michiko Matsubara Showa University School of Medicine (#2529)
Monisha Esther Nongpiur Singapore Eye Research Institute (#4628)
Lindsey A Ebke Cleveland Clinic (#2592)

Societa Italiana Laser in Oftalmologia

Nicole Balducci Ophthalmology Unit, University of Bologna (#3783)
Michele Coppola Azienda Ospedaliera di Desio Vimercate (#2638)
Mariachiara Morara Ospedale S Orsola Malpighi (#3784)

ARVO Foundation/Elizabeth Anderson

Katayoon B Ebrahimi Johns Hopkins University (#1650)
Zeinabsadat Mohammadi University of British Columbia (#2580)

ARVO Foundation / Ramon Dacheux II Memorial

Anna A Polunina University of Basel (#5698)

ARVO Foundation/M. Velma Dobson Memorial

Robert J Burgmeier Northwestern University (#3895)

ARVO Foundation/C. Stephen and Frances B. Foster Foundation

Aaron Barton Sullivan University of California Berkeley (#3651)

ARVO Foundation/Kowa

Takenori Inomata Juntendo University School of Medicine (#3996)
Mari Narumi Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine (#4201)

ARVO Foundation/Kreissig

Lala Ceklic Clinical Center of Eastern Sarajevo (#438)
Eva B Voronkova St Petersburg State University (#4614)

ARVO Foundation/Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation

Callah West Indiana University (#1242)

ARVO Foundation/Pauline and Oswald Lapp

Sijia Cao University of British Columbia (#1663)
Dolly Shuoteh Chang Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University (#5621)
Sheema Azmat Khan Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology (#204)
Nishant Kumar Vitreous Retina and Macula Consultants, New York (#867)
Mohd Imtiaz Nawaz King Saud University (#5756)

ARVO Foundation /Marij and Paulus

Megan F Jones University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology (#309)

ARVO Foundation/National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology

Alice E Davidson University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology (#4522)
Ashkan Khalili University College London-School of Pharmacy (#2511)
Gerassimos Lascaratos University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital (#3843)
Daniel M Lipinski University of Oxford (#1889)
Viral Sheth University of Leicester (#3629)

ARVO Foundation/Retina Research Foundation/Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence

Nymph Chan University of Southern California (#3019)
Mohammad Dahrouj Medical University of South Carolina (#2271)
Jennifer A Day VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA (#6524)
Travis S D'Cruz Penn State University, Hershey Eye Center (#5426)
Jessica Gomez Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California Los Angeles (#1631)
Chenying Guo Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (#322)
Ronald Hobbs Dean McGee Eye Institute (#2533)
Christopher K Hwang Emory University School of Medicine (#2722)
Jean-Sebastien Joyal Harvard University, Childrens Hospital (#2991)
Ella Hoshuen Leung New York Eye & Ear Infirmary (#2071)
Sayak K Mitter University of Florida (#4287)
Tomas A Moreno Duke University Medical Center (#2128)
Sotiria Palioura Ophthalmic Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (#6867)
Pamela R Pretorius University of Minnesota (#3953)
Tasneem Mansur Putliwala University of North Texas Health Science Center, Eye Research Institute (#3847)
Thomas A Ray University of Louisville (#3156)
Jesse B Schallek University of Rochester (#6831)
Caroline W Sham Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California Los Angeles (#3954)
Anuj Singla Wayne State University (#2770)
Lauren Elizabeth Quattrochi Brown University (#4341)
Mohamed Tarek Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine (#6419)
Merina Thomas Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (#3825)
Jordan J Toutounchian University of Tennessee Health Science Center (#1877)
James T Walsh University of Virginia (#4676)

ARVO Foundation/Santen Inc. – U.S.

Gopalan Gnanaguru State University New York Downstate Medical Center (#2021)
James R Johnson Washington University School of Medicine (#5124)
Mona A Kaleem Howard University Hospital (#3178)
Thore Schmedt Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (#1736)
Francois Binet Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (#6298)
Perumal Jayaraj Dr RP Centre, AIIMS (#5614)
Alexandra Tikidji-Hamburyan University Tuebingen (#6913)
Tanya Tolmachova Imperial College London (#1132)

ARVO Foundation/Tyson Research Initiative/PAOF/Retina Research Foundation

Rachael S. Allen Emory University (#3475)
Mandy Hong University of Alberta (#5405)

ARVO Foundation/Women in Eye and Vision Research (WEAVR)

Sook H Chung Save Sight Institute (#2008)
Sheena D Dhanani Applied Vision Research Centre, Wellcome Laboratories (#3375)

ARVO Vision Research Minority Fellowships

Peter MacIntosh Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Ninita Brown Howard University

ARVO International Affiliate Chapter Travel Grants

The Netherlands (ARVO-NED)
Viera Kalinina Ayuso University Medical Center Utrecht

Brazilian Research Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (BRAVO)

Fernanda Balem University of Pittsburgh
Marcia Mitsuhiro Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Colegio Nacional de Investigación en Ciencias Visuales – Mexico (MARVO)

Tania Adabache-Guel Colegio Nacional de Investigacion en Ciencias Visuales

Hungarian Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (HARVO)

Réka Albert University of Debrecen
Kinga Kránitz Semmelweis University, Budapest
Irén Szalai Semmelweis University, Budapest
Klaudia Szabó Semmelweis University, Budapest

Indian Eye Research Group (IERG)

Ponnalagu Murugeswari Aravind Eye Hospital

Italy (IT-ARVO)

Giuseppina Marrazzo University of Catania

South-East European Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (SEE-ARVO)

Gueorgui T. Markov University Eye Hospital

Nicolas Bazan, MD Travel Fellowships

Pablo F. Barcelona CIBICI-Dpto de Bioq Clinica FOQ UNC
Vicente Bermudez Universidad Austral – FCB
Emiliano F. Buitrago University of Buenos Aires
Marianella Delrivo ECOS – Clinical Ocular Studies
Maria P. Faillace University of Buenos Aires
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