Philip Mzyk, PhD, a postdoctoral trainee in the Colleen McDowell Laboratory, has been awarded the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Career Starter Grant.
The $70,000 award will support Dr. Mzyk’s research in the role of fibronectin extra domain A (FN-EDA) in glaucomatous trabecular meshwork damage.
“I applied for this grant with great encouragement from my mentor, Dr. McDowell. Being selected to receive the Knights Templar Career-Starter Research Grant is a tremendous honor. These funds will allow me to investigate a specific pathway in the eye that will hopefully begin to uncover how we can better prevent blinding diseases in children, all while working towards becoming an independent investigator.” – Dr. Philip Mzyk
The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. is a charity sponsored by the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar (USA) with the mission “to improve vision through research education, and supporting access to care.”