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Ramesh Periasamy

Ramesh Periasamy, PhD

Ramesh Periasamy, PhD, MS

Post Doctoral Fellow


  • Ocular Gene Therapy Laboratory
  • Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute
    925 N. 87th St.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

Contact Information


PhD, Biomedical Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland
MS, Stem cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Sheffield, UK
BS, Biotechnology, Anna University, India


Ramesh received his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Bern in 2014. The aim of the thesis was to promote the neurogenic potential of placental derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) that may have the potential to differentiate into neural lineages. During his postdoctoral fellowship (2015-2018), he focused on vascular and neuronal repair with adipose derived MSC in Retinopathy, developing gene therapy targeting human trabecular meshwork cells for treating glaucoma and studied the effect of a mutation specifically in exon-18 to have better understanding of the RPGR isoform in photoreceptors. He joined Dr. Lipinski’s laboratory in 2019 where he is focusing on developing stem cell strategy to restore photoreceptors and tools for studying for diabetic retinopathy.

Research Interests

Ramesh's current research interests are in stem cell differentiation for vision restoration and research tools for diabetic retinopathy.