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Award Recipients

I2 Award (Innovation and Impact)

Year Recipient
2023 Jonathan Lin, University of Texas
Concentration-associated pathology of alkali burn in a mouse model using anterior segment optical coherence tomography with angiography
Exp Eye Res. 2022;223:109210
2022 Marion Gordon, PhD, Rutgers University
SM1997 Downregulates Mustard-Induced Enzymes That Disrupt Corneal Epithelial Attachment
Anat Rec. 2021;304 (9):1974–1983
2021 Neera Tewari-Singh, Michigan State University
A Supersaturated Oxygen Emulsion for the Topical Treatment of Ocular Trauma
Mil. Med. 2020 Mar 2;185(3–4):e466-e472.

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Trainee Support Award

(new for 2023)

Year Recipient
2023 Ebenezar Okoyeocha, Michigan State University

Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award

(New for 2023)

Year Recipient
2023 Jonathan Lin, University of Texas

Ocular Toxicology SS Trainee Travel Award

Year Recipient
2019 N/A
2018 Dinesh Giri Goswami, Postdoctoral-fellow, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Denver

Covance-OSOD Student/Postdoctorate Award

Year Recipient
2019 N/A
2018 Juliana M. Falero-Perez, Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin
2017 Puneet Vig, Postdoctoral Research Associate, MB Research Laboratories

Ocular Toxicology SS Career Achievement Award

Year Recipient
2023 Dr. Ken Schafer, Greenfield Pathology Services, Inc.
2021 Dr. Brian Short, Brian Short Consulting, LLC
2019 Dr. Masaaki Kurata, Senju Pharmaceuticals
2018 N/A
2017 Dr. William Boyes, Environmental Health Scientist, US EPA
2016 Dr. Richard Dubielzig, Founder Ocular Services On Demand (OSOD)

Dr. Christopher Murphy, CEO Ocular Services on Demand (OSOD)

2014 Dr. Margaret E. Collins, Charles River Laboratories International, Inc.
2013 Dr. James Jester, University of California, Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
2012 Dr. Donald Fox, University of Houston, College of Optometry


Ocular Toxicology SS Annual “Paper of the Year” Award

Year Recipient Title/Reference
2022 Journal year (presented 2023) Da Hye Kim, Hyesook Lee, Hyun Hwangbo, So Young Kim, Seon Yeong Ji, Min Yeong Kim, Seh-Kwang Park, Sung-Ho Park, Mi-Young Kim, Gi-Young Kim, Jaehun Cheong, Soo-Wan Nam & Yung Hyun Choi

Particulate matter 2.5 promotes inflammation and cellular dysfunction via reactive oxygen species/p38 MAPK pathway in primary rat corneal epithelial cells

Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.
41(4): 273–284. 2022.

2021 Journal year (presented 2022) Haruna Tahara, Shingo Nemoto, Yoshinori Yamagiwa, Yu Haranosono & Masaaki Kurata

Investigation of in vivo unscheduled DNA synthesis in rabbit corneas following instillation of genotoxic agents

Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.
40(1): 26-36. 2021.

2020 Journal year (presented 2021) Neepa Choksi, Stewart Lebrun, Minh Nguyen, Amber Daniel, George DeGeorge, Jamin Willoughby, Adrienne Layton, Donnie Lowther, Jill Merrill, Joanna Matheson, João Barroso, Krystle Yozzo, Warren Casey & David Allen

Validation of the OptiSafe™ eye irritation test

Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.
39(3): 180-192. 2020.

2019 Journal year (presented 2020) Haruna Tahara, Kazuyo Sadamoto, Yoshinori Yamagiwa, Shingo Nemoto & Masaaki Kurata

Investigation of comet assays under conditions mimicking ocular instillation administration in a three-dimensional reconstructed human corneal epithelial model

Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.
38(4): 375-383. 2019.

2018 Journal year (presented 2019) Bardak H, Uguz AC, Bardak Y

Protective effects of melatonin and memantine in human retinal pigment epithelium (ARPE-19) cells against 2-ethylpyridine-induced oxidative stress: implications for age-related macular degeneration.

Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.
37(2): 112–120. 2018

2017 Journal year (presented 2018) Akyol N, Kalkisim A, Turk A, Kola M, Imamoglu HI

Evaluation of the effects on choroidal thickness of bimatoprost 0.03% versus a brinzolamide 1.0%/timolol maleate 0.5% fixed combination.

Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.
36(4):397–403. 2017
2016 Journal year (presented 2017) Tewari-Singh N, Croutch CR, Tuttle R, Goswami DG, Kant R, Peters E, Culley T, Ammar DA, Enzenauer RW, Petrash JM, Casillas RP, Agarwal R.

Clinical Progression of Ocular Injury Following Arsenical Vesicant Lewisite Exposure

Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.
35 (4): 319–328. 2016

2015 Journal year (presented 2016)

McCanna DJ, Barthod-Malat AV, Borbet MB
School of Optometry and Vision Science, Centre for Contact Lens Research, University of Waterloo , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

In vitro methods of assessing ocular biocompatibility using THP-1-derived macrophages

Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.
34 (2): 89–100. 2015
2014 Journal year (presented 2015) N/A N/A
2013 Journal year (presented 2014) Ruff AB, Jarecke AJ, Hilber DJ, Rothwell CC, Beach SL, Dillman III JF 
USAMRICD, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Gunpowder 21010, USA.
Development of a mouse model for sulfur mustard-induced ocular injury and long-term clinical analysis of injury progression.
Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.
32 (2): 140–9. 2013
2012 Journal year (presented 2013) Balaiya S, Malyapa R, Hsi W, Murthy RK, Chalam KV
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL.
Evaluation of proton beam radiation sensitivity of proliferating choroidal endothelial and retinal ganglion cells with clonogenic assay.
Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.
31 (1): 14–19. 2012
2011 Journal year (presented 2012) Márquez EB, De Ortueta D, Royo SB , Martínez-Carpio PA
Research Unit, Centro de Oftalmología Bonafonte, Barcelona, Spain.
Epidermal growth factor receptor in corneal damage: update and new insights from recent reports.
Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology.
30 (1): 7–14. 2011

Ocular Toxicology SS Best Poster Award

Year Recipient
2023 Ebenezar Okoyeocha
Progression of Chloropicrin Induced Ocular Injury: Clinical and Biological Effects
2022 Rhamiya Mahendran
The Validation of Immune Cells for Next Generation of Human In Vitro Ocular Models
2021 Jonathan Lin
Assessment of Corneal Alkali Injury in a Murine Model with Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography
2020 Sairum Bellum Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) In Vivo Imaging Tool to Monitor Retina in Preclinical Species