With our colleagues at the CHLA Vision Center we also model retinal development and diseases using human pluripotent stem cells. We can produce normal-appearing developing retinas in vitro, opening the door to previously unimagined vision research opportunities. Current efforts aim to define similarities and differences between human retina produced in vitro and in vivo, and to thereby improve the verisimilitude of the in vitro retinal development model.
: James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar, 1996-1999
: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 1992-1995
: American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow, 1989-1992
: American Cancer Society Joseph S. Silber Pre-doctoral Fellow, 1983
: Oscar E. SchottÃ© Award for Biological Research, Amherst College, 1982