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Education & Training

Postdoctoral Training, University of Tennessee (Cellular Biology), 1979-1980

PhD, Memphis State University (Biopsychology), 1979

M.S. Memphis State University (Biopsychology), 1976

B.A. Agnes Scott College (Mathematics), 1964




Awards/ Honors

Keynote Speaker: VA Research Week, 2020

Lifetime Achievement Award, Augusta University 2019

Keynote Speaker: VA Research Week, 2015

VA Career Scientist, 2009-present

ARVO Fellow, 2009-present

Certificate of Appreciation, Sun-Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 2006

School of Graduate Studies Distinguished Research Award, 2006

Mary Jane Kugel Award , JDRF, International, 2004

Fight For Sight Reviewer Appreciation Award, 2003

School of Graduate Studies Distinguished Teaching Award, 1997

National Eye Institute Visual Sciences Review Group Chairman, 1993-1994





Title: Veterans Administration Research Career Scientist Award
Agency: VA
Period: 2020 –2025

Title: “Myeloid Glycolysis in Pathological Ocular Angiogenesis”
Type:   1R01EY030500
Agency: NIH/NEI
Period: 08/01/2019 –07/31/2024
Role:  Contact PI

Title: “Inflammation and Retinopathy of Prematurity”
Type:   1R01EY029318
Agency: NIH/NEI
Period: 05/01/2019 – 04/30/2024
Role:  Co-Investigator

Title: “Role of ACAT1 in Pathological Retinal Neovascularization”
Type: 1R21EY032265
Agency: NIH/NEI
Period: 03/01/2021 – 02/28/2023
Role:  Contact PI