Research laboratories cannot exist without support. Some of that support comes from patients and families who volunteer for research studies. Thank you to all of the patients and families who help in this work! Important financial support is provided by grant agencies and foundations. The laboratory has received support from the following organizations.

Research Grant Support

The Chakraborty Family Foundation

Ronald V. Keech Professorship for Pediatric Genetic Eye Disease Research

Vision for Tomorrow Foundation

Research to Prevent Blindness

Foundation Fighting Blindness

National Institutes of Health

The Bardet Biedl Syndrome Family Foundation

Fighting Blindness Canada

InVision 2020

Interested in Supporting our Research?
Philanthropic donations are becoming more important than ever for biomedical research as funding from the NIH has been reduced. If you are interested in supporting our laboratory, please contact Katie Sturgell at the University of Iowa Foundation at (319) 467-3756, or email