Professor Ali Honoured for his Contribution to Research into Retinal Disease
By Andi M Skilton, on 8 September 2014
Professor Robin Ali, PhD, Professor of Human Molecular Genetics and Head of the Department of Genetics, UCL Institute of Opthalmology has been awarded the Pioneer Award for his work in proof-of-concept studies that have demonstrated the feasibility of using gene therapy and cell transplantation to treat dysfunction and degeneration of the cells of the retina as well as his work on the first clinical trial for inherited retinal degeneration.
The award is presented by the journal of Human Gene Therapy (the official journal of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy and British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy, among others) who are commemorating their 25th anniversary by recognising leadership and contributions to the field of gene therapy to treat retinal degeneration leading to blindness. Professor Ali is joined by co-recipiants Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and William Hauswirth, PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine.
- Read more about the award: http://www.liebertpub.com/global/pressrelease/pioneer-award-recipients-robin-ali-phd-jean-bennett-md-phd-and-william-hauswirth-phd-honored-for-their-research-on-gene-therapy-in-eye-disorders/1509/
- Read more about Professor Ali’s research: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioo/genetics/gene-and-cell-therapy/our-research-programme