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Cycle for Sight 2017

Retinal Research Riders

The Retinal Research Riders are made up of current and former members of two outstanding retinal research labs at UW: the Lakkaraju lab and the Nickells’ lab. The Lakkaraju lab focuses on diseases of the outer retina like age-related macular degeneration ( Nickells’ lab focuses on the blinding eye disease glaucoma (


In the past three years, the Retinal Research team has consistently been one of the top fundraising teams for Cycle for Sight. Donations made to Cycle for Sight have helped send five graduate students and postdocs in the Lakkaraju and Nickells labs to scientific meetings to share the results of their research. Please help us continue this track record of success supporting research aimed at preventing and curing blinding retinal diseases by making a donation of any amount to our team. 

Retinal Research Riders Raised
Kimberly Toops $700.00
Caitlin Mac Nair $960.00
Heather Schmitt $200.00
Team Gifts $245.00
Denotes a Team Captain