Clegg To Give NEI ‘Audacious Goals’ Initiative Seminar
Stem cell biologist Dr. Dennis O. Clegg will present “Vision for the Future: Cell Therapy for Ocular Disease,” as part of the National Eye Institute Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) Seminar Series in Neuroregeneration. His talk takes place Thursday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.
Clegg is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, department of molecular, cellular and developmental biology. He is also founder and co-director of the UCSB Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering and a co-principal investigator of the California Project to Cure Blindness. His research centers on neural development and regeneration with a focus on stem cell therapies for eye disease. Clegg has served on advisory boards for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine.
The AGI series explores topics relevant to regenerative neuroscience and medicine, with special emphasis on the visual system. The AGI is a sustained effort by NEI to catalyze research toward new therapies for disorders that affect the retina and its connections to the brain.