Tfos Travel Awards ARVO 2016

 

TFOS congratulates the following individuals for winning the TFOS Travel Awards for ARVO 2016:

 

Wei-Sheng Chen (Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston) - Pathological lymphangiogenesis is regulated by galectin-8-dependent crosstalk among VEGF-C, podoplanin and integrin pathways

 

Yang Liu (Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston) - Influence of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids on human meibomian gland epithelial cells

 

Hamidreza Kai Jin (Keio Universtiy School of Medicine, Tokyo) - Deletion of the vitamin D receptor affects meibomian gland of mice

 

Ken Arsia Jamali (Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston) - Plasmacytoid dendritic cells maintain corneal heme-angiogenic privilege through secretion of anti-angiogenic molecules

 

 

 

 

Tfos Travel Awards ARVO 2015

 

TFOS congratulates the following individuals for winning the TFOS Travel Awards for ARVO 2015

 

Aditi Baskar (University of Southern California) - Clusterin (CLU) Ameliorates Pre-existing Ocular Surface Barrier Damage in a Mouse Model of Human Dry Eye

 

Alireza Masjaghi-Tabari (Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Schepens Eye Research Institute) - Mesenchymal stem cells suppress innate immune response to corneal injury

 

Hamidreza Moein (Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Schepens Eye Research Institute) - Mucosal Addressin Cell Adhesion Molecule (MAdCAM)-1 Mediate Dendritic Cell Trafficking In Vivo and is Up-Regulated after Corneal Graft Rejection 

 

Ken Simmons (Baylor College of Medicine) - Toll-like receptor 4 activation on the ocular surface in experimental dry eye

 

 

 

 

Tfos Travel Awards ARVO 2014

 

TFOS congratulates the following individuals for winning the TFOS Travel Awards for ARVO 2014:

 

Juan Ding (Boston) - Human growth hormone promotes corneal wound healing in vitro (Abstract #: 4611)

 

Wendy R. Kam (Boston) - Membrane steroid receptors are expressed by human meibomian gland epithelial cells (Abstract#: 17 – A0005)

 

Yang Liu (Boston) - The effect of macrolide and tetracycline antibiotics on lipid expression in human meibomian gland epithelial cells
(Abstract#: 3056)

 

Maryam Tahvildari (Boston) - In vivo expansion of regulatory T cells reduces corneal inflammation in high risk corneal transplantation (Abstract#: 3217 – B0124)

 

These awards are given to postdoctoral fellows, graduate students or young investigators (35 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 and is accompanied by a complimentary ticket to the TFOS Networking Dinner, a TFOS membership and a subscription to The Ocular Surface. Approximately 8% of applicants won a TFOS Travel Award for ARVO 2014.

 

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)
Alejandro Babayán, MD (Mexico)
Mindy K. Call, PhD (USA)
Claudia Fabiani, MD (Italy)
Ana Isabel Guzman-Aranguez, PhD (Spain)
Georgios Kontadakis, MD, MSc (Crete, Greece)
Kaevalin Lekhanont, MD (Thailand)
Maria Markoulli, PhD, MOptom (Australia)
Stefan Schrader, MD (Germany)
Shigeto Shimmura, MD (Japan)
Lakshman Subbaraman, BOptom,MS, PhD (Canada)
Benjamin D. Sullivan, MS, PhD (USA)
Miki Uchino, MD (Japan)
Tais Hitomi Wakamatsu, MD (Brazil)

 

 

 

 

Tfos Travel Awards ARVO 2013

TFOS congratulates the following individuals for winning the TFOS Travel Awards for ARVO 2013:

 

Yihe Chen (Boston) - What is the Lineage of IL-17 + IFN- g + CD4 + T Cells in Dry Eye Disease?

( Program#/Poster#: 208 – D0177)

 

Masatoshi Hirayama (Tokyo) - Fully functional bioengineered lacrimal gland regeneration as an organ replacement regenerative therapy (Program#: 2189)

 

Wendy R. Kam (Boston) - Suppressive effects of 17 ß -estradiol on immortalized human meibomian gland epithelial cells (Program#/Poster#: 4316 - C0054 )

 

Yuichi Uchino (Boston) - Role of galectin in dry eye disease ( Program#: 2666 )

 

These awards are given to postdoctoral fellows, graduate students or young investigators (35 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 and is accompanied by a free TFOS membership, which includes a subscription to The Ocular Surface. Approximately 10% of applicants win a TFOS Travel Award for ARVO.

 

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)

Cintia S. De Paiva, MD (USA)

Ana Isabel Guzman-Aranguez, PhD (Spain)

Osama Ibrahim, MD (Japan)

Georgios Kontadakis, MD, MSc (Crete, Greece)

Kaevalin Lekhanont, MD (Thailand)

Flavio Mantelli, MD, PhD (Italy)

Maria Markoulli, MOptom (Australia)

Rachel L. Redfern Rump, OD, PhD (USA)

Stefan Schrader, MD (Germany)

Benjamin D. Sullivan, MS, PhD (USA)

Louis H.T. Tong, MBBS, FRCS, DM, PhD (Singapore)

Miki Uchino, MD (Japan)

Tais Hitomi Wakamatsu, MD (Brazil)

TFOS congratulates the following individuals for winning the TFOS Travel Awards for ARVO 2013:

 

Yihe Chen (Boston) - What is the Lineage of IL-17 + IFN- g + CD4 + T Cells in Dry Eye Disease?

( Program#/Poster#: 208 – D0177)

 

Masatoshi Hirayama (Tokyo) - Fully functional bioengineered lacrimal gland regeneration as an organ replacement regenerative therapy (rogram#: 2189)

 

Wendy R. Kam (Boston) - Suppressive effects of 17 ß -estradiol on immortalized human meibomian gland epithelial cells (Program#/Poster#: 4316 - C0054 )

 

Yuichi Uchino (Boston) - Role of galectin in dry eye disease ( Program#: 2666 )

 

These awards are given to postdoctoral fellows, graduate students or young investigators (35 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 and is accompanied by a free TFOS membership, which includes a subscription to The Ocular Surface. Approximately 10% of applicants win a TFOS Travel Award for ARVO.

 

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)

Cintia S. De Paiva, MD (USA)

Ana Isabel Guzman-Aranguez, PhD (Spain)

Osama Ibrahim, MD (Japan)

Georgios Kontadakis, MD, MSc (Crete, Greece)

Kaevalin Lekhanont, MD (Thailand)

Flavio Mantelli, MD, PhD (Italy)

Maria Markoulli, MOptom (Australia)

Rachel L. Redfern Rump, OD, PhD (USA)

Stefan Schrader, MD (Germany)

Benjamin D. Sullivan, MS, PhD (USA)

Louis H.T. Tong, MBBS, FRCS, DM, PhD (Singapore)

Miki Uchino, MD (Japan)

Tais Hitomi Wakamatsu, MD (Brazil)

 

 


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