Cells For Sight


Julie receives PhD studentship funding from Fight for Sight

16 May 2014

Fight for Sight Logo…

Professor Julie Daniels has received funding for a PhD studentship to start in October from the Fight for Sight charity, which funds ocular research. The PhD project will aim to address the issue of blindness as a result of scarring. Scarring in the cornea can occur from injury or from a specific disease mechanism. It is estimated that 10 million people in the world are blind due to corneal scarring. By using adult corneal stem cells and tissue engineering techniques, a corneal tissue equivalent can be generated and the hope is that this can be used to replace the part of the cornea that is damaged due to scarring. 

Insight Radio (the radio station of the RNIB) interview Julie about the PhD project and the work that it will entail. Please click here to listen to the interview.