June 12, 2019

Dr. Steinle to chair NIH study section

Jena Steinle, Ph.D., professor of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been appointed chair of the Diseases and Pathophysiology of the Visual System Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Steinle, a resident of Davisburg, Mich., will serve as chair of the study section from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021.

Dr. Steinle’s research focuses on cellular pathways involved in retinal damage in response to diabetes. Her lab has developed a novel drug to test the role of beta-adrenergic receptors in the diabetic retina.

She was appointed a member of the study section in 2017.

Study sections review NIH grant applications, make recommendations to the appropriate national advisory councils and survey the status of research in their respective fields. Members are selected on the basis of demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, scientific publications and other achievements and honors.

The Diseases and Pathophysiology of the Visual System Study Section reviews grant applications using basic and clinical approaches to study the retina and optic nerve, with a focus on etiology, pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders.