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F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology

Lancelot BennettThe F.M. Kirby Center is part of the Department of Ophthalmology and Scheie Eye Institute at the Perelman School of Medicine. The F.M. Kirby Center was founded in 1994 with a generous gift from the F.M. Kirby Foundation.

The F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology is home to the laboratories of five principal investigators who conduct research on the cellular and molecular biology of vision and eye diseases.

stambolian_field.jpgSpecific areas of research at the F.M. Kirby Center include:

  • Molecular bases of inherited retinal degenerations
  • Gene therapy-mediated treatment for eye diseases
  • The biology of phototransduction
  • The genetics of macular degeneration, myopia and cataract
  • Roles of iron overload and oxidative stress in age-related macular degeneration
  • Cell biology of photoreceptor outer segments

» Go to the F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology web site