On Thursday, Dec. 13, Dr. Michael A. Dyer presented “Cellular Pliancy in Retinal Development and Disease,” as part of the NEI Audacious Goals Seminar in Neuroregeneration on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dyer is chair of the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. He studies factors that influence and coordinate early cellular development. Specifically, he investigates how cells in the developing light-sensing retina proliferate and organize into cellular subtypes. His objective is to understand the causes of eye cancers such as retinoblastoma and degenerative eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration.
The NEI Audacious Goals Seminar Series in Neuroregeneration explores topics relevant to regenerative neuroscience and medicine, with special emphasis on the visual system.