Current Grant Support

“The Immunobiology of corneal allografts”

R01 EY07641-25A1                     Niederkorn (PI)                            12/01/12 – 11/30/16 

This project focuses on the immunobiology of corneal allografts.  The immunological studies are directed at analyzing and immunodominant histocompatibility antigens responsible for eliciting corneal graft rejection.

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“Immunological modulation of ocular tumor metastases”

R01 CA30276-31A1                    Niederkorn (PI)                             02/05/2007 – 12/31/17

This project deals entirely with the role of the immune system and tumor suppressor genes in metastasis of intraocular neoplasms.

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“Transplant and tumor rejection processes within the eye”

R01 EY05631-28A1                    Niederkorn (PI)                              03/01/13 – 02/28/16

This project deals with the immunoregulatory mechanisms that are responsible for the immunological privilege of the anterior chamber.

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Core Grant for Vision Research

1P30EY020799-03                       Niederkorn (PI)                             09/01/2011 – 08/31/2016

The goal of this project is to establish and maintain core facilities for cell culture, biochemistry, and high resolution imaging to support vision researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center.