"Tools for Regenerating a Mammalian Retina"

September 1, 2010 -
11:45am to 1:00pm

The Fox Center for Vision Restoration launches an exciting lecture series focusing on ocular regeneration and new therapies.

Distinguished national and international speakers will present their innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to finding cures for vision impairment. The objective of this lecture series is to accelerate research through knowledge sharing, partnership building and out of the box thinking.

Michael Young Dr. Michael Young
September 1, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Dr. Young, PhD, leads the Schepens Eye Research Institute's Minda de Gunzburg Center for Ocular Regeneration, Harvard Medical School.

His laboratory is directed toward repair of the mature diseased central nervous system, specifically the degeneration that occurs in the retinal during disease or injury. Dr Young's laboratory is focusing on the use of stem or progenitor cells, which they have isolated from a number of regions of the neuraxis of several different mammalian species.

Please check Dr. Young's interview here.

Location and Address

Eye and Ear Boardroom, 5th floor, Eye and Ear Institute,
203 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213