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Bakondi, Benjamin

Year: 2013
Type of Award: PD
Dollar Amount: $20,000.00
Mentor: Shaomei Wang
Project Title: Light-sensing cells of the retina (called photoreceptors) transmit signals to the brain to process visual information and are lost from diseases like Retinitis Pigmentosa. Blindness results in about 1 in 3,000 people for whom there is no medical solution