UCL  IRIS
Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/post_award/post_award_contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
 More search options
Miss Anai Gonzalez Cordero
Appointment
  • UCL Sensory Systems and Therapies Fellowship in Stem Cell Biology of the Ear and the Eye
  • Inst Ophthalmology - Genetics
  • Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography
I obtained my degree in Developmental Biology in 2008 from University College London and was subsequently awarded a Phd in Stem cell and retinal regeneration from the Wellcome Trust Developmental and Stem Cell Biology programme. Since obtaining my PhD, I continued to develop stem cell therapy for the treatment of blindness and I am now a research fellow developing in vitro models of retinal and auditory organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells.
Research Summary

My research utilises human pluripotent  stem cell (hPSCs) differentiated into retinal and otic cell types for cell therapy and disease modelling purposes. 

One of my main interest is to understand the behaviour of hPSC-derived photoreceptors following their transplantation into models of retinal degeneration. My research focus is the differentiation of hPSC-derived photoreceptors and RPE cells for transplantation purposes to investigate their integration capacity into the diseased retina. 

Having established retinal organoid cultures that recapitulate normal human eye development in the dish we are now developing similar 3D protocols to differentiate inner ear like structures from hPSCs. hPSC-derived otic and retinal organoids represent the perfect tools to model and understand syndromes affecting both the ear and the eye. In the lab we are particularly interested in investigation the pathophysiology of USH syndrome. 

Appointments
  Post- Doctoral Research Associate Department of Genetics Institute of Ophthalmology, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2013 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Developmental Biology University College London
2008 BSc Bachelor of Science – Developmental Biology University College London
Please report any queries concerning the data shown on this page to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/helpdesk/helpdesk_web_form.php
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by