Science by the Pint

Our new fall and winter schedule is here! See below.
Our second SbtP in October features…

Dr. Connie Cepko

Quite a Sight! Gene therapy to treat blindness

Meet us Monday, October 12th at 7pm at The Burren in Davis Square

The mechanisms that cells use when they choose their fate during development of the central nervous system is the main problem under study in our lab. We have focussed our studies on the retina, a tractable model for the rest of the central nervous system. In addition, we are interested in why photoreceptor cells die in the many forms of retinal degeneration, and are developing a gene therapy that prevents their death and the subsequent loss of vision. We also enjoy developing new technologies that enable these studies as well as others.

Check out our new fall+winter schedule below: