Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation
The Department’s Laura Downie attended the Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation Award dinner in Sydney on the 5th of March 2019.
Laura Downie and Dr. Thomas Cromer.
Laura was very honoured to receive the Kevin Cahill Memorial Award for the Best Project Grant Application in Vision Sciences. The award was presented to Laura by Dr. Thomas Cromer, who is one of the founding directors of the Foundation.
Laura’s successfully funded grant is titled “Tear film neuropeptides as a non-invasive biomarker of peripheral nerve health”. The grant is worth $100,000, for research to be conducted over the next 2 years.