The overarching goal of our research is to increase the present understanding of the visual system in health and in different disease conditions. Our main interest is in the neural retina and in the underlying retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), which keeps the retina alive.
We use electrophysiological and imaging techniques together with cell biology tools to study the functions of these tissues and to determine their interactions. We focus on the functioning of the different ion channels present in the RPE, and our ultimate aim is to dissect out the role of these ion channels in the physiology and pathophysiology of the retina.
With state-of-the-art technology, multidisciplinary research environment and our possibility to use stem cell derived RPE, we can also increase our knowledge on different retinal degenerative diseases and aid the development of novel retinal therapies.
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The core facilities and services of the MET faculty that we utilize can be here.
Photos: Miika Fadjukov