UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Research labs and groups

The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has many research labs, groups and active projects. Some of these have their own websites which you can browse to find out about their specific areas of research, opportunities to collaborate and more.

Research labs

Amanda Carr Lab

Carr Lab

Led by Dr Amanda Carr

Child vision lab

Child Vision Lab

Led by Dr Tessa Dekker

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Led by Professor Matteo Carandini and Professor Kenneth Harris

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Glial Biology Lab

Led by Dr Ryan MacDonald

Gus Gazzard LiGHT study
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Moosajee Lab

Led by Professor Mariya Moosajee


Ruhrberg Lab

Led by Professor Christiana Ruhrberg

Visual Plasticity Lab

Visual Plasticity Lab

Led by Dr Jennifer Sun

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van der Spuy Lab

Led by Professor Jacqui van der Spuy

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Bailly Lab

Led by Professor Maryse Bailly

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Inherited corneal disease Lab

Led by Associate Professor Alice Davidson 

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Eden Lab

Led by Dr Emily Eden

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Futter Lab

Led by Professor Clare Futter

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Human retinal function lab

Led by Professor Omar Mahroo

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The Müller laboratory

Led by Professor Astrid Limb

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Levine Lab

Led by Professor Tim Levine

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Cell-cell adhesion Lab

Led by Professor Maria Balda

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Pontikos Lab

Led by Dr Nikolas Pontikos

Colin Chu lab

Chu Lab

Led by Dr Colin Chu

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Michaelides Lab

Led by Professor Michel Michaelides

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Retina Pathology Lab

Led by Professor Marcus Fruttiger

Research groups and collaborations

Glaucoma and Retinal Neurodegenerative Disease Research group

The group's work is focused on mechanisms of neurodegeneration and subsequent loss of vision, particularly the early diagnosis and management of age-related neurodegenerative processes.  


An observational clinical study with 20 participating clinical study sites across Europe.