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Maria Grant, M.D., FARVO

Chercheure et professeure
Titulaire de la Chaire Eivor and Alston Callahan Endowed 
Département d’ophtalmologie et de sciences visuelles 
University of Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama, ÉTATS-UNIS
courriel: mariagrant@uabmc.edu

Biographie/Biography

Dr. Grant is the Eivor and Alston Callahan, M.D., Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham and a Fellow of ARVO.  Her laboratory focuses on functional processes of stem cells (hematopoietic, embryonic, and induced pluripotent) and their potential to prevent or repair vascular degeneration in retinopathies associated with diabetes and hypoxia. More recently, her work has focused on understanding the gut-eye axis, particularly the link between gut barrier function and disruption of the blood retinal barrier in diabetes. Dr Grant’s research is currently funded by NEI/NIH while her work has also been supported by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Heart Association. Her prolific publication record includes over 260 peer-reviewed research articles and 12 reviews and book chapters that have been cited over 21,000 times. Dr Grant has also been involved with 10 clinical trials related to the treatment of diabetic complications and currently has 13 issued and pending US and international patents. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of IOVS and American Heart Journal Plus: Cardiology Research and Practice. Dr Grant earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and completed her research fellowships from the University of Florida and the Johns Hopkins University.

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Résumé/Abstract

Titre: Hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells mobilize from distinct bone marrow compartments in response to retinal injury

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