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June 21, 2023

Year-End Tradition: Celebrating Resident Research, Graduation & Excellence

On Saturday, June 17th, UNC Department of Ophthalmology hosted an annual two-event tradition, showcasing scholarly excellence at the 2023 UNC Eye Research Day and celebrating its residency and fellowship graduates at the Department’s end-of-year banquet. At UNC Eye Research Day, the Department’s twelve 2022-2023 ophthalmology residents presented their year-long, faculty-mentored projects on campus over a …

March 20, 2023

Zongchao Han: Ophthalmic Nanomedicine Delivery to Counter Degenerative Effects of Inherited Retinal Disorders

Over almost a decade at UNC, gene and drug delivery expert Zongchao Han, MD, PhD, has conducted translational research focused on developing novel and alternative therapies to treat retinal diseases via biomedical nanoparticle applications. In March 2023, Gene Therapy* featured a study led by Dr. Han that achieved intact genomic nanoparticle delivery of rhodopsin DNA …