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Disease Processes

A major activity at the Institute is the study of causes and mechanisms of disease. It is our hope that understanding disease processes will lead to new, safe, effective therapies for eye disease. For example, restoring function by gene therapy is a logical approach in certain conditions caused by lack of function in a specific gene. In scarring processes, knowledge of how cells migrate and lay down scar tissue suggests targets for intervention with drugs. Our high concentration of scientists studying the eye enables us to develop an integrated understanding of multiple disease processes effecting single cell types within the eye. This understanding is critical in revealing the complex pathways of disease that are responsible for conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes.

IO researchers working in this area:

Professor Robin Ali
Dr Maryse Bailly
Dr Maria Balda
Dr Peter Bex
Professor Shomi Bhattacharya
Professor Alan Bird
Professor Jim Bowmaker
Dr Virginia Calder
Professor Pete Coffey
Dr Francesca Cordeiro
Dr Steven Dakin
Dr Julie Daniels
Dr Lynda Erskine
Professor Fred Fitzke
Dr Paul Foster
Dr Marcus Fruttiger
Dr Clare Futter
Professor John Greenwood
Dr Alison Hardcastle
Professor David Hunt
Professor Glen Jeffrey
Professor Peng Khaw
Dr Imre Lengyel
Professor Sue Lightman
Dr Astrid Limb
Dr Beau Lotto
Professor Phil Luthert
Professor Karl Matter
Professor Tony Moore
Professor Steven Moss
Dr Jugnoo Rahi
Professor Gary Rubin
Dr Christiana Ruhrberg
Prof Jose Sahel
Professor Tom Salt
Professor Adam Sillito
Professor Andrew Stockman
Dr Patric Turowski
Dr Andrew Webster


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