Dennis Clegg Among Winners in NIH Competition for Audacious Ideas in Vision Research

A research idea by Dennis Clegg, co-director of UC Santa Barbara's Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering, is one of 10 winning submissions from a pool of nearly 500 entries selected by the National Eye Institute for its Audacious Goals challenge. Audacious Goals is a nationwide competition for compelling, one-page ideas to advance vision science. Each winner will receive a $3,000 prize plus travel expenses to attend the NEI Audacious Goals Development Meeting, Feb. 24-26, 2013. The NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health. Clegg's proposal is for Regenerative Therapy for Retinal Disease: to treat degenerative retinal disease with an off-the-shelf tissue graft that could be implanted in the back of the eye to replace cells lost to disease. READ MORE (UCSB Featured News)