|Start Date / Time||December 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM|
|End Date / Time||December 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM|
|Location||9455 MRB IV|
|Presenter Name||James Patton, Ph.D.|
|Presentation Title||Initiation and regulation of retina regeneration|
|Status||This meeting has already occurred|
In humans, the extent of spontaneous repair after retina damage is either nonexistent or extremely limited. In contrast, retina injury in zebrafish leads to spontaneous induction of an adult stem cell (Müller glia) to dedifferentiate and give rise to multipotent proliferating neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs). We seek to determine the key regulators of retina regeneration in zebrafish with the goal to identify therapeutic targets to induce retina regeneration in humans.