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Prof Astrid Limb
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
11-43 Bath Street
London
EC1V 9EL
Appointment
  • Professor of Retinal Biology and Therapeutics
  • Inst Ophthalmology - Ocular Biology
  • Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research Summary
My research is focused on the investigation of various aspects of retinal stem cell biology and the pathogenesis of retinal inflammatory disease.  At present my group is investigating cellular and molecular mechanisms that prevent regeneration of the adult human retina, as well as the application of Müller glial stem cells to cell replacement therapies to treat major retinal degenerations. Work in my laboratory includes retinal transplantation in experimental models of retinal degeneration, development of enriched neural cell populations with functional activity in vitro, use of biomaterials for retinal cell transplantation, visual function assessment by electrophysiology, examination of signalling pathways of neural progenitors in Müller stem cells and identification of inhibitory molecules that prevent endogenous neural regeneration in the human retina.
Appointments
01-OCT-2012 Professor of Retinal Stem Cell Biology and Therapeutics Institute of Ophthalmology UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2009 FRCPath Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists – Ophthalmology Royal College of Pathologists, UK
1986 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Immunology Brunel University
1979 MSc Master of Science – Microbiology Universidad Javeriana
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