The Biophysics of the Eye group has a unique niche where electrophysiological measurements (patch clamp, microelectrode array) are combined to cell biology, stem cell technology and advanced high-resolution imaging to answer fundamental questions about molecular mechanisms that regulate retina-RPE interactions, and influence diseases of the eye. These approaches are used for the benefit of ocular therapy development.
Adjunct Professor Soile Nymark is an expert in the field of biophysics of the eye with focus on the physiology of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). She received her PhD from Aalto University and has worked as a postdoc in Boston University School of Medicine, USA, as well as in Tampere University of Technology. She started her independent research group as an Academy Research Fellow in 2015.