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May 19, 2017
Vol. LXIX, No. 10

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June 6
Gamm To Address 3-D Retinal Organoids at NEI Seminar

Dr. David Gamm
Dr. David Gamm

Dr. David Gamm will present “Production, characterization and application of stem cell-derived photoreceptors,” on Tuesday, June 6 at 3 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.

Gamm is an associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Wisconsin. He investigates the cellular and molecular events that occur during development of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. A major focus of his work is generating cells for retinal disease modeling and cell replacement therapies.

Gamm will summarize efforts to develop retinal organoids, miniature retinas that can be grown from patient-derived stem cells. Retinal organoids are the subject of the recently launched NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge.

The NEI AGI Seminar Series in Neuroregeneration explores topics relevant to regenerative neuroscience and medicine, with special emphasis on the visual system. For more information about the series, visit www.nei.nih.gov/audacious/.

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