By Prateek Buch, on 26 March 2013
We’re really pleased that Dr. Rachael Pearson, who leads our cell therapy research team, will be presenting a talk on her research into cell therapy for sight loss at the prestigious Edinburgh International Science Festival. Dr. Pearson will discuss our pioneering work into the use of cell transplantation to repair the damage caused by retinal disease – research that shows how immature photoreceptor cells can restore vision when injected into models of inherited sight loss.
Here’s Dr. Pearson on what she plans to present as part of one of the largest science festivals in Europe:
“I am very much looking forward to presenting our most recent findings on developing stem cell-based therapies for the treatment of retinal degeneration and discussing these with the audience. It is a great honour to have been asked by the Royal Society to show case the research we are conducting at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology”.
The talk takes place at the National Museum of Scotland at 5.30pm on March 27th, and is presented in association with the Royal Society.