UW-Madison research team at McPherson Eye Research Institute awarded NIH Grant to Reverse Blindness

Gamm’s team (includes scientist Joe Phillips; neuroscience professors Tim Gomez and Xinyu Zhao, and bioengineers Justin Williams and William Murphy) awarded NIH Grant to Reverse Blindness.

Madison, Wisconsin – A UW-Madison research team has been selected to work on one of six projects aimed at restoring vision by regenerating light-sensing photoreceptor cells in the eye. Dr. David Gamm, director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute and associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and his team will work with a Johns Hopkins team on the project, funded by the National Institutes of Health to reverse blindness.

Together, the projects will receive $12.4 million over three years. They are part of the National Eye Institute (NEI) Audacious Goals Initiative, a targeted effort to restore vision by regenerating neurons and their connections in the eye and visual systems.  Read Full Article Here