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Grants and Funding

Our lab receives funding from various sources that include the National Institutes of Health, philanthropic organizations, institutional organizations, and individual gifts. A list of current and past grants where we direct or collaborate on research projects is shown below.

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National Institutes of Health

DOE BER 100651

Molecular design and analysis to inform therapeutics related to COVID-19

4/27/2020 – 9/30/2021


NIH R01 EY031360

Improving rigor and reproducibility in adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy


NIH R01 EY031952

Proteomic Biomarkers of Intraocular Infection

NIH R01 EY030151
Inflammatory Gene Transcription in the Retina

NIH P30 EY026877
Stanford Vision Research Core

NIH R01 NS-98950
Exploring novel epilepsy pathways

NIH R01 AR59703
Genetic and immunologic etiology of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomylitis (CRMO)

NIH R01 EY-26682
Mechanistic studies on regenerative medicine approaches to childhood blindness

NIH R01 EY-24698
Gene silencing and gene editing in phototransduction

NIH R01 EY-24665
Structure and function of Calpain-5

NIH R01 EY-25225
Mechanism-based therapies for photoreceptor degeneration

NIH R21 AG-50437
Evaluating GWAS AMD candidate loci by gene editing in human IPS cells

NIH K08 EY020530
Molecular Genetics of Dominant Neovascular Inflammatory Vitreoretinopathy
02/01/11 – 01/31/16

Training Grants

NIH T32 (Mentor)
Stanford Vision Research Training Program: Drug Design

7/2022 - 8/2023

Major grant Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education (Mentor)

Drug implant development



Bright Focus Macular Degeneration Award (Mentor)


VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation Research Award (Mentor)

Endophthalmitis Proteomics
11/2020 - 5/2021

Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program (Mentor)

Proteomics of Vitreoretinal Disease

06/2020 - 09/2020

NIH T32 (Mentor)
Stanford Vision Research Training Program: Drug Design
3/2020 - 3/2021

ChEM-H Undergraduate Scholars Program (Mentor)
01/2020 - 09/2020

NIH F30 EY027986 (Mentor)
Structure-function studies of Calpain-5 in hereditary uveitis 
03/2018 - 03/2022

NIH-F31 EY026789-02 (Mentor)
CAPN5 –PDGF Signaling in Vitreoretinopathy

NIH 5F32EY022280 (Mentor)
Molecular Mechanisms of SOD3 and Oxidative Stress in Diabetic Vitreoretinopathy


Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Data Sharing Eye Proteomics

1/2020 - 1/2021

Research to Prevent Blindness
Research Collaborations
9/2018 - 8/2022

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Clinical Scientist Development Award
Molecular Genetic Mechanisms of Calpain-5 Autoimmunity
7/2013 - 6/2017

Research to Prevent Blindness.
Molecular Genetics of ADNIV
9/2011 – 10/2016

Bright Focus
Cytokine Signaling in the Foveal Choroid in AMD
7/2011 – 6/2013

Fight for Sight
Molecular Genetics of Retinal Detachment
7/2009 – 6/2012

A.P. Giannini Foundation
7/2003 – 6/2005


Stanford ChEM-H COVID-19 Response: Drug and Vaccine Prototyping
Inhibition of host serine proteases
6/2020 - 7/2021

Stanford Alliance for Innovative Medicines
Target-driven Drug Discovery
1/2019 - 12/2019

ChEM-H Testing Molecular Hypotheses in Human Subjects
Vitreous Proteases
3/2018 - 2/2019