Philip Ruzycki, PhD, an assistant professor in the John F. Hardesty, MD, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, has received a career development award from Research to Prevent Blindness. The award provides $350,000 to support Ruzycki’s laboratory over the next four years
The award is given to support the independent pursuits of promising basic scientists and clinician-scientists who are early in their careers and who study the visual system. Ruzycki’s research applies molecular genetics techniques, along with computational biology, to analyze the genomic, proteomic and transcriptomic aspects that drive retinal development and disease.
Ruzycki is a graduate of the Molecular Genetics and Genomics program in Washington University’s Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (DBBS). He serves as a co-director of the ophthalmology department’s Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Core.