GUSTAVO AGUIRRE, VMD, PhD, PhDhc
Fight for Sight citation for outstanding achievement in basic research (co-recipients:
Chader, G., Liu, L and Krishna, G.)
Ralston Purina Small Animal Research Award
March of Dimes Travel Fellowship
Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Alumni Award of Merit School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
WSAVA/Waltham International Award for Scientific Achievement
AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award
Alcon Research Institute 2013 Award
"Inherited Retinal Diseases: A Look at the Past and Prospects for the Future"
WSAVA/Waltham Lecture, WSAVA Meeting,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Models, Mutants, and Man: Genetic and Genomic Studies of the Canine Models of Inherited Retinal Degeneration"
Lloyd Morgan Visiting Professor Lecture, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada
"The Promise of Gene Therapy for Treating Blinding Eye Diseases in Man and Animals"
Dean D.L.T. Smith Lecture, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
"Making the Blind See and the Lame Walk with Gene Therapy".
Litwack Lecture, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
"Inherited Retinal Degenerations in the Dog: From Gene Discovery to Gene Therapy". Keynote Lecture. Fifth Annual Conference for Animal Biotechnology (ACAB), Beijing, China.
"Gene Therapy-From the Cage to the Bedside: The Cage". European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists State of the Art Lecture. Trieste, Italy.
Consultant to the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health on contract review for 1) development of the RCS rat as a model of hereditary degenerative disease of the retina, and 2) evaluation of indicator substances for use in the study of the retinal and choroidal circulation.