Myung Receives Research to Prevent Blindness Grant

David Myung, MD, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology

David Myung, MD, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, has been granted a $300,000 RPB Career Development Award by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support his eye research. The support is provided over a four-year period.

The RPB Career Development Award was established in 1989 to attract early-career physicians and basic scientists to eye research. To date, the program has given awards to 206 vision researchers in departments of ophthalmology at universities across the country.

“Our goal is to one day be able to regenerate damaged corneas using engineered biomaterials without the need for donor tissue or even sutures,” Myung said. “RPB's support will enable us to carry out the critical experiments needed to further develop this technology and its therapeutic potential.”

“David’s work on cornea research has great potential to fix corneal blindness, and we are grateful to RPB for providing this key funding of his research,” said Jeffrey Goldberg, MD, professor and chair of ophthalmology at Stanford.