Dr. Mahesh Shivanna, Associate Professor in the School of Optometry at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), and Dr. Hemant Khanna from Umass Medical School.

Dr. Mahesh Shivanna, School of Optometry, Awarded Special Intramural Grant

June 09, 2017

  • Dr. Mahesh Shivanna, Associate Professor in the School of Optometry at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), and Dr. Hemant Khanna from Umass Medical School have been awarded a collaborative Special Intramural grant from the University.

    The project, which is titled Influence of Photoreceptor Dysfunction on Inner Retinal Neurons in a Mouse Model of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, focuses on evaluating changes in the whole retina of animal models of inherited human blindness disorders. Such knowledge will identify appropriate stages of the disease that can be efficiently targeted for treatment.

    Photo caption: Dr. Hemant Khanna (left) and Dr. Mahesh Shivanna