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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ophthalmology
Bio Originally from India, Ankush completed his Bachelors in Pharmacy from Guru Nanak Dev University in 2009. He completed his Masters in 2011 from McGill University, Montreal, Canada where he worked on investigating the role of intermediates of carbohydrate metabolism in regulating retinal angiogenesis. Furthermore, he obtained his PhD from Faculty of Medicine, McGill University in 2016 under the mentorship of Dr. Sylvain Chemtob.
His graduate research focus revolved around investigating the role of intermediates of carbohydrate metabolism and orphan GPCRs in modulation of the following:
1) Angiogenesis/Retinal vascular development in Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
2) Modulation of inflammation during Preterm Labor
3) Regulation of Brain angiogenesis and rescue after post hypoxic-ischemic Brain injury
He received a couple of scholarships during his stint at McGill including CIHR-DDTP, CIHR-SBTP, FRSQ-VHRN scholarship and Graduate Provost Scholarship. He worked as a Biomarkers Scientist at Charles Rivers Laboratories, one of the leading CRO's for a year after his PhD. Ankush recently joined Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University as a Post Doctoral Researcher under the guidance of Dr. Jeffery Goldberg.
Vinit B. Mahajan M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our focus is the development of personalized medicine for eye diseases through translation of our discoveries in proteomics, genomics, and phenomics in humans, mice and tissue culture models.
Edward Manche, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University Medical Center
Bio Edward E. Manche, MD is Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey where he served as Chief Resident. He completed a two-year fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.
Dr. Manche is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received its Achievement Award in 2003 and its Senior Achievement Award in 2014. He was elected to active membership in the American Ophthalmological Society in 2011, and is recognized in Best Doctors in America and Guide to America's Top Physicians. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Ophthalmology, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and Journal of Refractive Surgery.
He lectures widely on topics in cornea and refractive surgery and has published over 115 peer-reviewed articles and 25 book chapters.
Michael Marmor, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research concerns diseases of retinal function, techniques of clinical electrophysiology, and experimental studies on retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) function including fluid transport and retinal adhesiveness. Other studies consider aspects of vision and art, and ophthalmic history.
Published over 300 journal articles, chapters, books (only selected articles listed).