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May, 2022

Dr. Bo Tian Awarded a Grant by Worcester Foundation 2022

Bo Tian, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, was awarded the grant from Worcester Foundation, for her project on “Gene therapy of age-related macular degeneration with optimized CRISPR/Cas9 system” during the 2022 cycle. Read more ›

Drs Bo and Lin

March, 2022

Dr. Darren Lee’s Seminar, “Understanding the Homing Requirements of Distinct Anti-Uveitic Treg Subsets” sheds light on a major cause for blindness.

Darren Lee Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Microbiology and Immunology, Division of Vison Research, and the Dean McGee Eye Institute of the University of Oklahoma Health and Science Center was an invited Seminar speaker at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Read more ›

March, 2022

Dr. Martin-Paul Agbaga Vison Seminar, “Retinal Very Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: When Fats Matter” Ends the Area of Covid-19 Related in Person Restrictions

Martin-Paul Agbaga Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Lipidomics Core Facility of the Ophthalmology and Cell Biology Department and the Dean McGee Eye Institute of the University of Oklahoma Health and Science Center was our Vision Seminar’s first speaker who returned to a in person presentation mode after a two-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic Read more ›

Dr. Martin-Paul Agbaga Vison Seminar

March, 2022

UMass Memorial Eye Center Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Tuesday, March 15, Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, MHCM, Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UMass Memorial Health and UMass Chan Medical School, and President, UMass Memorial Medical Group, welcomed almost 100 guests to the UMass Memorial Eye Center’s grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration. Read more ›

January, 2022

Shlomit Schaal elected to Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Board of Trustees

“I embrace this role and I am humbled. Serving on the board of trustees is a priceless opportunity to help shape the future of academic ophthalmology,” said Dr. Schaal, chair and professor of ophthalmology & visual sciences. “Teaching the next generation of physicians and scientists is my greatest privilege.” Read more ›