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The Principal Investigators and researchers of the Gene and Cell Therapy Group, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, are at the forefront of gene and cell therapies research.

 Principal Investigators

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Robin Ali

Professor of Human Molecular Genetics, UCL

James Bainbridge

Professor of Retinal Studies, UCL
Consultant Ophthalmologist Moorfields and Moorfields Private

Michel Michaelides

Professor of Ophthalmology, UCL
Consultant Ophthalmologist Moorfields and Moorfields Private

Rachael Pearson

Professor of Developmental Neuroscience, UCL

Alexander Smith

Principal Research Associate, UCL

Research Team

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NamePositionResearch Area / Interest
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Leti Agundez CortesResearch Associate
  • Gene Editing
  • iPSC Disease Modelling
Evgenia AnikinaClinical Research FellowGene Therapies for Retinal Dystrophies
Eugine ArulmuthuResearch AssociateGMP Advisor
Mikel Aristorena San AdrianResearch AssociateGene Therapy for Batten Disease
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Mark BascheResearch AssociateGene Therapy for Corneal Disease
Zaina BouziaClinical Research FellowGene Therapy for Retinal Dystrophies
Matthew BranchResearch AssociateGMP Stem Cell Transplantation
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Joana Claudio RibeiroPhD StudentStem Cell Transplantation
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Julia Fajardo SanchezClinical Research FellowGene Therapies for Retinal Dystrophies
Monica Fernandes FreitasPhD StudentGene Therapy for Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
Kaoru FujinamiResearch AssociateProgStar Study
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Tassos GeorgiadisSenior Research Associate (Honorary)Gene Therapies for Retinal Dystrophies
Michael GeorgiouPhD StudentDeep Phenotyping for CNGA3
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Aura HareTechnicianGene and Cell Therapies
Nashila HirjiClinical Research FellowGene Therapies for Retinal Dystrophies
Justin HokeTechnicianGene and Cell Therapies
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Neeraj JumbuTechnicianStem Cell Facility
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Katerina KalargyrouPhD Student
  • Stem Cell Differentiation and Transplantation
  • Material Transfer
Angelos KalitzeosResearch AssociateRetinal Phenotyping
Thomas KaneImaging SpecialistRetinal Phenotyping
Melissa KasilianImaging SpecialistRetinal Phenotyping
Izabela KlaskaResearch AssociateNeovascularisation
Sophia-Martha kleine HolthausResearch AssociateGene Therapy for Batten Disease
Heather KnealeExecutive Assistant to Robin Ali-
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Emily LanningTechnicianStem Cell Differentiation and Transplantation
Rahul LangheResearch AssociateStem Cell Differentiation and Transplantation
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Ifrax MahamoudTechnicianVector Production Facility
Omar MahrooClinical FellowRetinal Biology & Electrophysiology
Takaaki MatsukiPhD StudentGene therapy for Achromatopsia
Ayako MatsuyamaResearch AssociateStem Cell Differentiation and Transplantation
Manjit MehatNIHR Academic Clinical LecturerStem Cell Differentiation and Transplantation
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Michelle O'Hara-WrightTechnicianStem Cell Differentiation and Transplantation
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Kate PowellResearch AssociateCircuits of Vision and Degeneration
Chris ProcykResearch AssociateCircuits of Vision and Degeneration
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Matteo RizziResearch AssociateCircuits of Vision and Degeneration
Scott RobbieVisiting Consultant Ophthalmologist (Honorary)Corneal Disease
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Olha Semenyuk TechnicianVector Production Facility
Amnah ShahResearch Associate
  • Stem Cell Differentiation and Transplantation
  • iPSC Disease Modelling
Navjit SinghImaging SpecialistRetinal Phenotyping
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Menahil TariqPhD StudentStem Cell Transplantation
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Emma WestSenior Research AssociateStem Cell Differentiation and Transplantation
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Yesa YangClinical Research FellowGene Therapy for Retinal Dystrophies
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