SUNY Graduate Student Receives Yager Award
Fan Zhang, a full-time SUNY Optometry graduate student, is the 2006-2007 recipient of the Dean Yager Award for best published research paper by a student. Congratulations to Fan Zhang and her graduate advisor, Dr. Peter Reinach. As the recipient, she will be awarded a plaque in about eight weeks as well as a check for $500 sponsored by the Schnurmacher Institute of Vision Research (SIVR). The winning published paper was:
Human Corneal Epithelial Cells,
Fan Zhang, Quan Wen, Stefan Mergler, Hua Yang, Zheng Wang, Victor N. Bildin,
and Peter S. Reinach,
IOVS, September 2006, Vol. 47, No. 9
PURPOSE. To determine in human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) the role of protein kinase C (PKC) in mediating epidermal growth factor (EGF)–induced stimulation of store-operated channel (SOC) activity and capacitative calcium entry (CCE).