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Apr 20 2020 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — Is there something to feed retinal cells that can give them the energy to withstand gene mutations that make them sick? This is a question that Vinit Mahajan M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology at Stanford University, and his colleagues have been asking in the hope of...
Mar 31 2020 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — On an international Zoom conference, Gabriel Velez, an M.D., Ph.D. student in the Mahajan Lab, successfully presented his Ph.D. thesis defense seminar.  In an hour-long oral presentation titled, “Structural and Proteomic Insights into the Pathogenesis of Intraocular Inflammation,”...
Mar 3 2020 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Dylan Parsons, a postdoctoral fellow in the Mahajan Lab, was one of three candidates selected to receive an award from the Stanford T32 Vision Training Grant. The grant provides one year of funding for intensive bench to bedside translational research aimed at bringing new therapies to patients....
Feb 5 2020 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA — Glaucoma is a common eye disease due to degeneration of the optic nerve, and eye pressure is an important risk factor. There are limited therapies since it is difficult to model glaucoma in the lab. But a collaboration between the Mahajan and Hu labs at the Byer’s Eye Institute at...
Jan 31 2020 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Palo Alto, CA —  In the article published in the January 2020 issue of Cell Reports, “Structural insights into the unique activation mechanisms of a non-classical calpain and its disease-causing variants,” lead author Gabriel Velez, an MD., Ph.D. student in the Mahajan Lab, reported the crystal...

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