"Microglia: Early Responders in Retinal Ganglion Cell Degeneration"

Dr. Monica Vetter
George and Lorna Winder Professor of Neuroscience, Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah, School of Medicine
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 10:00am
Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432
Special Seminar
Glaucoma causes blindness due to the progressive degeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). We have found that retinal microglia respond at early stages of disease, and play a critical role in degeneration of RGCs. We are investigating microglia activation as a candidate biomarker for the glaucoma, and investigating pathways involved in recruitment and activation of these cells in the retina.
Professor Vince Tropepe
Dept of Cell and Systems Biology