UCL Institute of Ophthalmology



Professor Christiana Ruhrberg

Professor of Neuronal and Vascular Biology, Wellcome Trust Investigator 

Principal Investigator (IRIS profile)

Christiana Ruhrberg

Dr Giovanni Canu

Research Associate

Giovanni is interested in vascular and blood development, and in using human iPSCs for tissue revascularisation.

Giovanni Canu

Dr Gabriela D’Amico

Research Fellow

Gabi is interested in molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate blood vessel growth in the brain and retina.

Gabriela D'Amico

Dr Silvia Dragoni

Senior Research Fellow

Silvia studies the molecular pathways that regulate vascular permeability in the brain and the retina. 

Silvia Dragoni

Ms Elena Ioannou

PhD Student 

Elena studies the molecular regulation of great vessel formation and remodelling in order to understand the cause of congenital heart defects, using transgenic mouse models.

Elena Ioannou

Ms Victoria Rashbrook

PhD Student

Victoria studies mechanisms that influence angiogenesis in ischemia.

victoria rashbrook

Dr Martina Rudnicki

Research Fellow

Martina studies the molecular basis of endothelial cell phenotypes in health and disease.

Martina Rudnicki

Ms Tsvetana Stoilova

PhD Student

Tsveti elucidates mechanisms that regulate blood vessel growth in the mouse and human lung.



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