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Neurobiology Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory

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Retinal neurodegenerative diseases are a major cause of untreatable blindness worldwide. The Neurobiology, Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory (NNRL) is defining the fundamental biological pathways that guide differentiation of retinal neurons, such as photoreceptors and ganglion cells. We are elucidating the genetic and biological defects associated with aging, and evaluating gene- and cell-based treatments using both classical (e.g. mouse) and novel (e.g. non-model vertebrates, stem cell organoids) models.

The Neurobiology Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory includes:

Neurobiology Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory key staff

Key staff table
Name Title Email Phone
Sharyn Ferrara Administrative Specialist 734-788-7518
Lucia Lawrence Administrative Lab Manager 301-435-6149
Jacob Nellissery, Ph.D. Technical Lab Manager 301-443-4996
Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. Senior Investigator 301-435-5754

Last updated: November 29, 2021