WEAVR-funded initiatives

See what funds raised at the WEAVR Luncheon help support

WEAVR-funded initiatives

All funds raised at the WEAVR Luncheon are used to support women in eye and vision science. At the Tenth Annual WEAVR Luncheon at the ARVO 2018 Annual Meeting in Honolulu, WEAVR raised over $9,700.

The funds raised in 2018 have been used to fund two travel grants, one Developing Country Eye Research Travel Fellowship and provide underwriting support for the Leadership Development Program for Women in ARVO.

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

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