Focus on Fellows 2012 Awards and Presentations

 Dr. Sarah Sohraby (Deputy Scientific Director), Dr. Masaharu Yasuda, and Dr. Okihide Hikosaka.
2012 Focus on Fellows Best Scientific Presentations (L to R): Dr. Sarah Sohraby (Deputy Scientific Director), Dr. Masaharu Yasuda, and Dr. Okihide Hikosaka.

Best Scientific Presentations

Dr. Masaharu Yasuda (LSR, Dr. Hikosaka), for his presentation, “Robust Memory of Stable Object Values in the Oculomotor Basal Ganglia”.

Josh Chou (LRCMB, Dr. Rodriguez), for his presentation, “Sterculic Acid Inhibits 7-ketocholesterol-mediated Corneal Angiogenesis”.

Sung-Hye “Grace” Kim (LI, Dr. Egwuagu), for her presentation, “Role of Interleukin-27 & IRF Transcription Factors in the Regulation of Complement Factor H (CFH) Expression in the Retina and Intraocular Inflammation”.

Scientific Director’s Awards

Dr. Preeti Subramanian (LRCMB, Dr. Becerra), for many hours of teaching and support as a mentor to postbaccalaureate fellows in the lab.

Dr. Sunit Dutta (OGVFB, Dr. Brooks), for outstanding mentorship of postbaccalaureate fellows.

Dr. Winnette McIntosh Ambrose (N-NRL, Dr. Swaroop), for organizing a journal Club for N-NRL postbaccalaureate fellows and contributing to a cooperative informal learning environment.

 Joshua Chou, Dr. Sarah Sohraby (Deputy Scientific Director), and Sung-Hye Grace Kim
2012 Focus on Fellows Best Scientific Presentations (L to R): Joshua Chou, Dr. Sarah Sohraby (Deputy Scientific Director), and Sung-Hye “Grace” Kim.

 Joshua Chou, Dr. Hong Hao, Dr. Pierre Daye, Dr. Cesar Perez-Gonzalez, and Dr. Sima Hirani.
2012 Scientific Director’s Group Award: (L to R): Joshua Chou, Dr. Hong Hao, Dr. Pierre Daye, Dr. Cesar Perez-Gonzalez, and Dr. Sima Hirani.

Dr. Rinki Ratna Priya (N-NRL, Dr. Swaroop), for mentoring fellows and students in whole exome sequencing and analysis.

Dr. Jennifer Kielczewski (LI, Dr. Caspi), for outstanding mentorship of summer students.

Dr. Carlos Zarate Blades (LI, Dr. Caspi), for outstanding mentorship of summer students.

Group Award:
Dr. Ping Chen (LI, Dr. Nussenblatt), Joshua Chou (LRCMB, Dr. Rodriguez), Dr. Pierre Daye (LSR, Dr. Optican), Dr. Hong Hao (N-NRL, Dr. Swaroop), and Dr. Sima Hirani (LI, Dr. Nussenblatt) in recognition of their enthusiasm, effort, and dedication to the organization of a successful Focus on Fellows.