Premature Aging of Blood Vessels in Eye Diseases
Quality of life is adversely affected by visual impairment or loss of sight – commonly caused by retinal vascular diseases. We have recently discovered premature aging in blood vessels during retinopathy.
- We aim to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which premature aging modulates blood vessel identity in the eye
- Documenting this process is expected to improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of visual disorders associated with vascular abnormalities
- To identify the molecular signatures that direct vascular cell identity specification during blood vessel growth, will enable the design of new strategies to prevent and treat eye diseases
Our research project meets an important need – to prevent vision loss and restore sight to people living with blinding diseases.