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Seminar – Jason Meyer, PhD – “Building a Better In Vitro Disease Model for Glaucoma-Associated Neurodegeneration”
March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Jason Meyer, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
About the Speaker: Dr. Meyer received his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and his doctoral degree from the University of Missouri. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin and was later promoted to the rank of assistant scientist, where he developed the foundational ability to differentiate human pluripotent stem cells into retinal neurons. He is currently an associate professor of medical and molecular genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine, with adjunct appointments in ophthalmology and the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute. His research focuses upon the differentiation of retinal ganglion cells from human pluripotent stem cells, including the derivation of glaucoma models through iPS cell reprogramming as well as Crispr/Cas9 gene editing. Ongoing projects in his lab explore the use of these cells for studies of RGC development as well as mechanisms underlying glaucomatous neurodegeneration.
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The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant P50HD105353.