Eye Research Association Names
Rajiv Mohan a Silver Fellow
Rajiv Mohan, PhD, the Ruth M. Kraeuchi Endowed Professor in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named a 2014 Silver Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
With about 12,750 members from more than 80 countries, ARVO is the largest eye and vision research organization in the world. It aims to encourage and assist research, training, publication and dissemination of knowledge in vision and ophthalmology. The title of Silver Fellow recognizes ARVO members for their individual accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the association.
“ARVO Silver Fellow is a distinctly prestigious honor given to researchers for their outstanding contributions to visual science by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology,” Mohan said. “I am happy and humbled to receive this award.”
Mohan earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, zoology and botany, a master’s degree in organic chemistry, and a doctoral degree in medicinal chemistry at Lucknow University in India.
His research interests include corneal gene therapy, corneal nanomedicine, corneal wound healing, corneal scarring and angiogenesis, and refractive laser surgery. He has published more than 90 articles in scientific journals and six book chapters.
ARVO fellows serve as mentors for individuals pursuing careers in vision and ophthalmology research and help further ARVO's mission of advancing vision research and preventing and curing disorders of the visual system, which includes advancing basic and clinical knowledge and serving as the leading international forum for vision research and the primary advocate for vision science worldwide.
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