Modesto A. Rojas, MD
Assistant Research Scientist (2014 - present)
Dr. Rojas is investigating expression/activity of the cholesterol metabolizing enzyme ACAT (acyl-Coenzyme A: cholesterol acyltransferase) as a novel therapeutic target for preventing pathological angiogenesis and promoting vascular repair in models of retinopathy of prematurity.
(2021 – 2023) 1R21EY032265 NEI NIH Title: Role of ACAT1 in Pathological Retinal Neovascularization
Tahira Lemtalsi, BA
Ms. Lemtalsi manages the cell biology laboratory and tissue culture facility.
Zhimin Xu, BS, MS
Ms. Zu manages the molecular biology lab and transgenic animal colony.
Syed Adeel Zaidi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow (2020 – present)
Wei Xiao, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow (2021 – present)
First year medical student
Six Faculty Members Honored at AURI Awards
William and Ruth Caldwell receive the Lifetime Achievement award
Pictured with Brooks A Keel, Gretchen Caughman, and Michael P Diamond
New treatment target for emerging retinal damage
Jagwire article with Dr. Fouda
receive poster competition postdoc awards in the VA research week.
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta.
receives award in Excellence in research by a postdoctoral fellow, Augusta University, Graduate Research Day
receives her PhD degree with distinction
receives James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute Award, Augusta University, Graduate Research Day.
receives Excellence in Research in Vascular Biology, Augusta University, Graduate Research Day.