grant web1Professor; Eivor and Alston Callahan, MD, Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology

Areas of Interest
stem cells for repair and regeneration 

Dr. Maria Grant, MD, FARVO, joins UAB from Indiana University where she served as the Marilyn Glick Professor of Ophthalmology at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute in the Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Grant completed her Medical Degree and Internship at the University of Florida. She also completed a Research Fellowship in the Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism at the University of Florida, followed by and another Research Fellowship from the Department of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University. 

Dr. Grant’s laboratory is interested in understanding the functional process of hematopoietic stem cells, and is focused on understanding how to best utilize human embryonic stem cells for vascular repair. The ability to repair vascular damage could have a profound impact on a large number of retinal diseases. The best possible approach for repair is targeted gene expression to force selective differentiation, therefore offering novel therapeutic possibilities for tissue repair throughout the body.

Education & Training

Research Fellow, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Gainesville, Florida
Research Fellow, The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 

Medical School 
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida