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Roberts receives $1.925 million NIH (R01) Grant

Cynthia Roberts, professor in Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded a new five-year, $1.925M Research Project (R01) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The title of her grant is “Corneal Biomechanics in Ocular Disease,” and started March 1, 2017.  This award will support Dr. Robert’s work in determining the effects of both intraocular pressure and corneal stiffness on the biomechanical deformation response.  The first half of the study uses ex-vivo human donor eyes, where all variables can be fully controlled, and the second half is translational in nature with an investigation of clinical deformation response in subjects with glaucoma, corneal disease, and diabetes. 

Robert’s team includes co-PI’s Dr. Jun Liu, associate professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Paul Weber, professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Dr. Matthew Ohr, assistant professor, Department of Ophthalmology.

Congratulations Dr. Roberts and team!