May 26, 2020

Northwest Florida Roundup

University of West Florida wins $400K National Eye Institute grant

Carlton Proctor | 3/25/2020

University of West Florida biology professor Scott Taylor has won a $400,000 grant from the National Eye Institute to study how zebrafish regenerate preceptor cells in their eyes after they’ve been damaged. The research will focus on using Clustered Regularly Interspaced Palindromic Repeats — CRISPR — genome- editing techniques to explore how zebrafish regenerate the retinal cells that receive light and start the visual process.

This story also features expert opinions, business briefs and people in the news: Sean Maxey; Fairmont Tallahassee; Mark Siner; Sam Parker; Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

 

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