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June 26, 2007

Graduate Students Receive Award


Zan Pan, M.D., M.S., a full-time graduate student at the SUNY College of Optometry, was recently awarded the prestigious William C. Ezell Fellowship from the American Optometric Foundation. Dr. Pan was awarded the $8,000 fellowship for his research,  “Activity of a Novel Ion Channel Receptor, TRP4 in Dry Eye Corneas”. His achievement will be recognized at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Tampa, Fl. this Fall.  Dr. Pan is conducting his research under the supervision of Peter Reinach, Ph.D., a research scientist at the College.

Yinan Wang, M.D., also a full-time graduate student, has been awarded $2,500 from the Minnie F. Turner Memorial Fund for Impaired Vision Research. Her research project was entitled, “ Effect of Chromatic Aberration in Normal Trichromats and Dichromats.” Dr. Wang has been working with Philip Kruger, Ph.D, a vision scientist at the College.