Posts tagged ‘TCM’

On 6/24-25, I visited Shenyang Eye Research Institute, a growing eye research institute in the Fourth People’s Hospital, Shenyang, China. During my visit, I shared our vision on using zebrafish to screen traditional Chinese medicines for better vision with the local eye doctors and research students. I am very impressed with the dedication of the students and leadership team in establishing a competitive research program. To improve their English skill, they have established a regular English debate on non-scientific subjects! I enjoyed participating in their lively discussion. I look forward to interact more with this enthusiastic group in the future!

With Drs Yang Qu and Shaodan Zhang, and the enthusiastic research students.

Sylvia and Fai attended the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and presented their work on novel signal transduction for photoreceptor development and using traditional Chinese medicine to treat retinal degeneration. Sylvia received a National Eye Institute Travel Grant and Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award to attend the meeting. Sylvia and Fai also interacted with colleagues all over the world during different events including the SERI reception, ARVO dinner with The Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, and ARVO CUHK-JSIEC Research Networking Evening.

Sylvia and Fai in front of Sylvia’s poster

Picture opportunity with the hosts of ARVO CUHK-JSIEC Research Networking Evening
From Left to Right: Yuk Fai Leung (Purdue), Prof. Mingzhi Zhang (Joint Shantou International Eye Center), and Prof. Calvin Pang (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

We have got an opportunity to share the vision on using zebrafish for screening eye drugs in our JSIEC-Purdue Joint Laboratory with many distinguished guests from all over the world, including Dr. Mansoor Sarfarazi (U Conn), Dr. G Kumaramanickavel (Narayana Nethralaya), Dr. John Prakash (Associate Director, NEI), Dr. Martine Jager (Former ARVO president, Leiden University), Dr. Motokazu Tsujikawa (Osaka), Dr.Vincent Raymond (U Laval) , Dr. Kanxing Zhao (Zhongshan) and many more.

Fai and Sylvia with Dr. Mingzhi Zhang (JSIEC), Dr. Haoyu Chen (JSIEC), Dr. John Prakash (NEI) and Mrs. Prakash.