Associate professor of physiology and biomedical engineering Erika Eggers recently received two prestigious federal grants, totaling $2.8 million, to reduce the specter of blindness for millions with diabetes and deepen insight into how we see.
She is principal investigator of a $1.9 million project funded by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, with additional support from the International Retinal Research Foundation, to study "Retinal Neuronal Signaling in Early Diabetes."
She was also awarded a 2016 Faculty Early Career Development Award of $900,000 from the National Science Foundation, the agency’s most prestigious honor for junior faculty members.
Photo courtesy of Robert Fariss, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
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