RESEARCH - KEY RESEARCH AREAS - DISEASE PROCESSES

Genetics & Epidemiology      Wound Healing     Cell Dysfunction    Inflammation     Visual Processing     Development

Cell Dysfunction and Death

Degenerative diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa are characterised by functional failure of one or more types of ocular cells followed by cell death. The potential therapeutic rewards of understanding this process are considerable. At the Institute we are bringing together studies of normal cell function with investigations of the effects of disease causing mutations and other disease provoking stimuli to probe the intricacies of the inner workings of retinal ganglion cells and rods and cones as well as the retinal pigment epithelium.

IO researchers working in this area:
Dr Maria Balda
Professor Jim Bowmaker
Dr Francesca Cordeiro
Professor Fred Fitzke
Dr Clare Futter
Professor John Greenwood
Dr Alison Hardcastle
Professor David Hunt
Professor Glen Jeffrey
Dr Imre Lengyel
Professor Phil Luthert
Professor Karl Matter
Professor Steven Moss
Prof Jose Sahel


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