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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 ferraras@nei.nih.gov 734-788-7518
Lucia Lawrence Administrative Lab Manager lawrencel@mail.nih.gov 301-435-6149
Jacob Nellissery, Ph.D. Technical Lab Manager jacob.nellissery@nih.gov 301-443-4996
Anand Swaroop, Ph.D. Senior Investigator swaroopa@nei.nih.gov 301-435-5754
Last updated: September 8, 2021