Welcome to the Seiler lab website. Dr. Seiler‘s research is focused on developing retinal sheet transplants to improve vision in blind people (such as patients with retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration) and has received a CIRM grant (March 2014 – Dec. 2017) to study the use of stem cell derived retinal sheets as a treatment for retinal degeneration in rat models. Another CIRM grant, entitled “Morphological and functional integration of stem cell derived retina organoid sheets into degenerating retina models” will start September 1, 2018 and run until Feb. 28, 2021.
We are always seeking energetic and motivated students for independent projects. Research opportunities will be based on current projects in the lab. Please review our research interests and publications to find out more about our ongoing research.