Canadian to Receive CNIB Chanchlani Global Vision Research Award
CNIB Alberta announces that Dr. Robert Molday has been selected as the recipient of the CNIB Chanchlani Global Vision Research Award.
The first Canadian to receive this prestigious award, Dr. Molday (pictured, right) is a faculty member at the University of British Columbia where he currently holds positions as Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and is the founding Director of the Centre for Macular Research.
The CNIB Chanchlani Global Vision Research Award was established in 2011 to support the best research in the field of vision science and rehabilitation, worldwide, with the goal of encouraging world researchers in the area of vision science and vision rehabilitation. The award is given to vision scientists who have made a major original contribution to these fields.
Dr. Molday is being recognized for his contributions to the field of vision and inherited retinal degenerative diseases. His innovative experimental approaches and creative thinking, together with the extensive range of his studies, have led to scientific breakthroughs that have had a major impact on our understanding of photoreceptor cell structure and function, as well as the molecular and cellular basis of inherited retinal degenerative diseases. His studies have served as a basis for the development of new therapeutic approaches for the treatment retinal degenerative disorders, most notably Stargardt’s Syndrome.
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