Seeing eye disease clearly with stem cells

Professor Alice Pebay and Dr Grace Lidgerwood

Professor Alice Pébay from the University of Melbourne, is investigating genetic diseases of the eye, many of which have no intervention or cure.

Alice and her research lab reprogram patients’ skin cells into induced pluripotent stem cells, and then grow these into cells affected by various eye diseases. These cells in a dish contain all the genetic, and disease information about the patient.

Read more about their research in Seeing eye disease clearly with stem cells.

Listen to Professor Alice Pébay and postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Grace Lidgerwood, as they share insights into their research, the beauty of intellectual freedom and the excitement they feel adding their pieces of the puzzle towards the bigger research picture.

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