Rajesh Rao, MD

Leonard G. Miller Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Pathology, and Human Genetics
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
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Research Interests:
Stem cells, organoids, retina, epigenetics, blindness

The Rao Lab focuses on epigenetic and epitranscriptomic regulation of retinal development and disease, using mouse and human pluripotent stem cell-derived organoids. We focus on diabetic retinopathy, modeling of congenital eye diseases, retinal development, and regenerative medicine, including first-in-human trials of cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration.

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