Research Call: Today’s Science, Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs
This is an extremely exciting time at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and we want you to know how grateful we are for your generosity and passion for our work. Your support has been the lifeblood of the Foundation’s research, and we want to make sure you are kept well-informed about how we invest your dollars. That’s why we regularly share the latest research news with you during our Behind-the-Scenes Research Calls.
During our last call, in March, Foundation-funded researcher Dr. Shannon Boye, of the University of Florida, explained the basics of gene therapy and shared details about her current gene-therapy projects.
Thanks to your generous support, her Foundation-funded research shows just how far we’ve come in the field of gene therapy and the possibilities for research in the future.
If you were unable to join the call, or would like to listen to it again, you can access a recording of the call here. To download this audio, please right click on the link and select, 'Save link as.'
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Research@FightBlindness.org.
If you would like more information on genetic testing, please read the Genetic Testing Booklet.
If you are interested in past Behind-the-Scenes Calls, please right click on the links below and select ‘Save link as.”
- Dr. Mark Pennesi, of the Casey Eye Institute at the University of Oregon, discusses activities in his lab and the promise his research in gene therapy holds for the treatment of retinal diseases.
- Dr. Eric Pierce, of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, discusses the promise identifying genes and causes that lead to blindness.
- Dr. Dennis Clegg, of the University of California, Santa Barbara, discusses the development of the “retinal patch”.
- Dr. David Gamm, of University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses his groundbreaking work with stem cell therapies