Research to Prevent Blindness Awards

Doheny Researcher,

Kaustabh Ghosh, PhD


January 2023

Los Angeles, CA, January 3, 2023 – Doheny-UCLA researcher, Kaustabh Ghosh, PhD, has been awarded the Catalyst Award from Research to Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit organization created in 1960 by Jules Stein, the founder of Music Corporation of America, to stimulate research to eliminate blinding diseases. The Catalyst Award aims to provide support to researchers who are working on novel approaches targeting age-related macular degeneration (AMD) research that has translational potential. The award will provide up to $300,000, payable over 3 years, to support Dr. Ghosh’s research in AMD, the leading cause of vision loss for Americans age 50 and older. The disease affects central vision, where sharpest vision occurs, causing difficulty conducting daily tasks such as driving, reading, and recognizing faces.

About Doheny Eye Institute
For 75 years, Doheny Eye Institute has been at the forefront of vision science. From seeking new ways to free blockages that prevent fluid drainage in glaucoma, to replacing retinal cells in age-related macular degeneration, to providing colleagues worldwide with standardized analyses of anatomical changes in the eyes of patients, Doheny clinician–scientists and researchers are changing how people see and how they think about the future of vision. Please visit doheny.org for more information.

Doheny Eye Institute and UCLA Stein Eye Institute have joined forces to offer the best in patient care, vision research, and education. This affiliation combines the strength, reputation, and distinction of two of the nation’s top eye institutions to advance vision research, education, and patient care in Southern California.

Kaustabh Ghosh, PhD
Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Yuhua Zhang, Dr. Kaustabh Ghosh, Dr. Brian Hofland, Doheny CEO – Marissa Goldberg, Dr. Deborah A. Ferrington


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