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GUEST LECTURE: Deepak Lamba, PhD – “Stem Cell Approaches to Fixing a Damaged Retina”
September 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Deepak Lamba, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
University of California, San Francisco
About the Speaker: Lamba’s lab is located at UCSF’s Department of Ophthalmology since 2018 and is currently housed at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research. His lab develops technologies and in vitro methodologies for generating various retinal cell types, including retinal neurons and retinal pigment epithelium cells, from both human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. The research is primarily focused on (1) exploring the potential and challenges in stem cell-associated retinal repair and (2) using in vivo models and stem-cell based in vitro model systems to better understand pathogenesis of retinal degenerations. The goal of the lab is to identify novel retinal therapies using stem cell-based technologies and bringing them closer to the clinic.