WEAVR-funded initiatives

See what funds raised at the WEAVR Luncheon help support
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WEAVR-funded initiatives

All funds raised at the WEAVR Luncheon are used to support women in eye and vision science. At the 11th Annual WEAVR Luncheon at the ARVO 2019 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, we raised over 

Funds raised have been used to fund travel grants, Developing Country Eye Research Travel Fellowships and provide underwriting support for the ARVO Women's Leadership Development Program.

2019 Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship recipient

Ranju Kharel (Sitaula), MD, FAICO
B P Koirala Lions Centre For Ophthalmic Studies, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal

2019 WEAVR Travel Grant recipients

Jie Liu
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
United States
Abstract title: Mechanical-sensitive hemichannels regulated by integrins mediates the delivery of glucose and glutathione into lens fiber cells

Géraldine Puel
Sorbonne Université
France
Abstract title: 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase 2 governs the metabolic flux between rod and cone photoreceptors