UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Nerve and blood Vessel growth: "It's a really Fundemental process"

11 March 2016

Academia Net Interview with Professor Christiana Ruhrberg

Having started out researching skin, Christiana Ruhrberg moved on to studying how nerves and blood vessels grow and branch. Her research has shown how the body uses the same set of molecular signals to instigate blood vessel growth and nerve growth in the eye and brain. Understanding these pathways might help to develop therapies for blinding eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy or age-related macular degeneration. 

Read a full interview with Prof Rhurberg at Academic-net