Saint Louis University

The Saint Louis University Eye Institute (SLUEI) has received $50,000 for ongoing research support from the Norman J. Stupp Foundation - Commerce Bank Trustee.

The SLUEI houses state-of-the-art facilities to conduct basic and clinical eye research. Current areas of basic science investigations include: animal models of hereditary retinal degenerations; lipid metabolism in the context of retinal degenerations; molecular mechanisms of photoreceptor signal transduction; and the molecular basis of glaucoma. Clinical research investigations are ongoing in pediatric ophthalmology, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and ocular plastics. In addition, the department participates in study protocols in collaboration with Saint Louis University's department of internal medicine and its divisions of cardiology, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, as well as the department of neurology and psychiatry.

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For decades, the Norman J. Stupp Foundation has been a generous donor to the University, including annual gifts to the SLUEI, as well as major gifts to fund the Stupp Geographic Information Systems Lab, the Floodplain Ecosystems Research Institute and other priority University projects and programs. The Norman J. Stupp Foundation supports a wide variety of non-profit organizations in St. Louis.

Established in 1836, Saint Louis University School of Medicine has the distinction of awarding the first medical degree west of the Mississippi River. The school educates physicians and biomedical scientists, conducts medical research, and provides health care on a local, national and international level. Research at the school seeks new cures and treatments in five key areas: cancer, liver disease, heart/lung disease, aging and brain disease, and infectious disease.