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Ophthalmology Distinguished Lecture Series

January 26, 2022 | 9–10 a.m. MCW_Icons_Make_An_Appointment_Green iCAL

Seeing Our Way to a Biomimetic Cornea - A Journey of Twists and Turns

Presenter:
Julie T. Daniels, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FRSB
Professor of Regenerative Medicine & Cellular Therapy
Director, Moorfields Eye Hospital Cells for Sight
Stem Cell Therapy Research Unit

Professor Daniels obtained her first degree in Microbiology and her PhD in tissue engineering from the University of Leeds, UK. She has worked at the Yorkshire Regional Tissue Bank where she produced cultured keratinocytes for burns victims and leg ulcer patients. She joined the Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO), UCL in 1996. She is now Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapy at the Institute where her group is aiming to understand the biology and therapeutic potential of stem cells. Professor Daniels is also the Director of the Cells for Sight Cell Advanced Therapies Unit, which is currently delivering stem cell therapy to patients with blinding ocular surface and retinal disease.

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