Dr. Mariya Moosajee receives the Salois Family Research Award

SPRINGFIELD, MA. – February 1, 2021 – The Choroideremia Research Foundation (CRF) is pleased to announce funding for its first research study in 2021 to Mariya Moosajee, MBBS, BsC (Hons), PhD, FRCOphth. She is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and clinical academic ophthalmologist with Moorefield Eye Hospital, University College, London. In recognition of Dr. Moosajee’s long history of collaboration with the CRF, she has received the Salois Family Research Award.

In Dr. Moosajee’s proposal, Neuroprotection for Choroideremia, she will continue her investigation of therapies for individuals with choroideremia. Using a well-established model of choroideremia (CHM) in zebrafish, she will examine how specific molecules may protect the nerves that are damaged in patients with CHM. As a translational research project, the hope is that positive study results will lead to clinical trials in humans.

“We are very happy to again support the research of Dr. Moosajee who has been investigating potential treatment options for patients with choroideremia for many years,” said Neal Bench, CRF board president. “We are grateful to jointly support this important research with the Choroideremia Research Foundation Canada,”

For more information about all research studies the CRF supports, please visit curechm.org/research/