Major Grant Funds Gene Therapy Research


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Tonia Rex, PhD, assistant professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Anatomy and Neurobiology, has received a major, 5-year grant from the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health. The award will provide funding for research into an alternative treatment for glaucoma using systemic neuroprotective gene therapy.

"I am grateful to have received this grant in this competitive environment," Dr. Rex states. "I am excited about performing this translational research geared towards providing important insights into the pathogenesis of glaucoma and the development of much-needed treatments for this blinding disease."