TFOS congratulates the following individuals for winning the TFOS Travel Awards for ARVO 2017:
Tomas Blanco (Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston) - Plasmacytoid dendritic cells in the mouse cornea: a multiphoton intravital microscopy study
Xin Chen (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston) -Suppressed signaling of interleukin 27, a novel immunosuppressive cytokine, in experimental allergicconjunctivitis induced by short ragweed pollen
William Foulsham (Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston) - Corneal epithelium-derived thrombospondin-1 regulates dendritic cell maturation in dry eye disease
Arsia Jamali (Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston) - Local adoptive transfer of pasmacytoid dendritic cells as a novel therapeutic approach for corneal nerve regeneration
These awards are given to postdoctoral fellows, graduate students or young investigators (40 years or younger) who demonstrate significant scientific achievements in the field of tear film and ocular surface research. The amount of the award is $750. There were more than 40 applicants for theTFOS Travel Awards for ARVO 2016.
TFOS also expresses its appreciation to the TFOS Young Investigator Committee Members (listed below), who considered the hypothesis, experimental design, creativity, innovation, scientific results and significance of each abstract in making their evaluations:
Monica Alves, MD, PhD (Brazil)
Mindy K. Call, PhD (USA)
Ana Isabel Guzman-Aranguez, PhD (Spain)
Georgios Kontadakis, MD, MSc (Greece)
Kaevalin Lekhanont, MD (Thailand)
Maria Markoulli, PhD, MOptom (Australia)
Shigeto Shimmura, MD (Japan)
Lakshman Subbaraman, BOptom,MS, PhD (Canada)
Benjamin D. Sullivan, MS, PhD (USA)
Tais Hitomi Wakamatsu, MD (Brazil)
Prestigious award honors innovation and leadership in the field of contact lenses and anterior segment disease. Newswise — Boston, Mass. — David A. Sullivan, M.S., Ph.D., FARVO, Senior Scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Associate Professor of...
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