Category: Research

UVA Honors Faculty for Their Research and Scholarship: Jayakrishna Ambati, School of Medicine

A dynamic, innovative and creative physician-scientist and a preeminent leader in the field of macular degeneration research, Jayakrishna Ambati’s innovative applications of data science have revealed a slew of surprising…

UVA Discovers Harmful Inflammation Trigger in Lupus, Macular Degeneration

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have made a discovery linking lupus, a potentially debilitating autoimmune disorder, and macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. The two diseases share…

Faculty Spotlight: New Diagnostic Tool to Aid in Identifying Leading Cause of Blindness

In the summer of 2017, Xiaorong Liu came to the University of Virginia as an assistant professor of biology and psychology, though it was not her first time on Grounds.…

Scientists Find Toxic Buildup in Eyes of Patients with Blinding Macular Degeneration

Damaging DNA builds up in the eyes of patients with geographic atrophy, an untreatable, poorly understood form of age-related macular degeneration that causes blindness, new research from the University of…

Common HIV Drugs May Help Prevent Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Scientists have identified a group of drugs that may help stop a leading cause of vision loss after making an unexpected discovery that overturns a fundamental belief about DNA. The…

Discovery IDs Potential Way to Halt Blinding Macular Degeneration

Researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss…

Narendran to Present at AUPO Forum

Congratulations to Siddharth Narendran, MD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Advanced Vision Sciences (CAVS), on being honored to present his work at the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology…

UVA Honors Its Leading Researchers

Dr. Ambati, DuPont Guerry II, Professor, Vice Chair for Research, and Founding Director of Center for Advanced Vision Science (CAVS), was honored by UVA for being among the top 25…

Seeking a Cure for Macular Degeneration

Dr. Ambati and CAVS (Center for Advanced Vision Science) has recently been featured on UVA Illimitable talking about their macular degeneration research. “If macular degeneration were a country, it would…

Ambati Honored for Pioneering Work on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, vice chair for research in the UVA School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and founder of the Center for Advanced Vision Science, has been selected as the…