Vision Research Training at the University of Michigan

Vision Research Training at the University of Michigan focuses on excellence in education and training. We are a collegial, diverse, and interactive group that works across the breadth of the vision science field.

Featured Researcher

Nicholas Silva

A defining characteristic of retinal degenerative diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, is damage to photoreceptor (PR) cells in the retina. A team led by Cagri G. Besirli, M.D., Ph.D., believes that boosting the metabolism of PR cells may improve their survival.

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