The laboratory research of UCSF Ophthalmology’s Maxence Nachury, PhD, promises to bring great insight to an understanding of photoreceptor degeneration and potential treatment strategies.
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has named Dr. Nachury as recipient of its 2020 Cogan Award.
Dr. Nachury studies the primary cilium, a surface-exposed organelle required for vision, olfaction, and developmental signaling. He has published widely in Cell, Science, PNAS, Nature Genetics, Nature Materials and Nature Cell Biology.
The Cogan Award recognizes a “young researcher 45 years of age or younger at the time of application deadline, and who has made important and worthwhile contributions to research in ophthalmology or visual science that are directly related to disorders of the human eye or visual system, and who show substantial promise for future contributions.”
Dr. Nachury’s research is currently funded by the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation, Research to Prevent Blindness, That Man May See, National Institute of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institute of Health/National Eye Institute, and the American Diabetes Association.