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Ruberti Gets $240K Grant

July 24, 2012

Working with Duke University, MIE Associate Professor Jeff Ruberti was awarded a 4-year $240K grant from the National Eye Institute to study lipid receptors in age-related macular degeneration.

As part of the federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute's mission is to "conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind."

Dr. Ruberti is the director of the EMERL. He has extensive industry experience having worked on helicopters at Sikorsky Aircraft, the International Space Station life support system at Hamilton Sunstrand and on polymeric systems at Cambridge Polymer Group. The combination of this work experience and his immersion in academic study have provided the synergy that drives the research of the EMERL