Retinal and Cerebral Neurobiology Laboratory

Overview

Our work concerns degenerative diseases of the retina of the eye, and of the brain. These diseases include retinal dystrophies (retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration), age-related dementia (Alzheimer’s disease) and Parkinson’s disease. The mechanisms of the degeneration are analysed so that ways of minimising cellular stress can be devised. Clinical trials then provide ways of testing animal-based approaches to therapy in humans.