Our mission is to advance our understanding in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of common and rare ocular diseases. Research in ocular pathobiology crosses a wide range of fields, including but not limited to inflammation, neurodegeneration, angiogenesis/vascular dysfunction, immunology, metabolism, ophthalmic imaging, machine learning, neuroprotection, gene therapy, stem cell biology, and regeneration. We aim to engage an active community of basic scientists and clinicians, to promote novel clinical, mechanistic, and translational research, to create a platform for exchange of ideas, development and strengthening of collaborations, dissemination of scientific knowledge, and to foster the growth of the next generation of ocular researchers through inspiring mentoring and education.
As a result of the aging of the world population and the increase in obesity and metabolic disorders, the prevalence of ocular diseases and associated visual impairment is rising rapidly. In the US alone, age-related macular degeneration affects close to 3 million people, > 2 million are diagnosed with glaucoma and > 6 million patients. These numbers are estimated to double or triple by 2050. In addition, there more than 250 inherited retinal disorders that constitute the most common cause of blindness for ages 20-45.
The objectives of the ASIP Ocular Pathobiology SIG are:
ASIP Members are invited to participate in the Ocular Pathobiology SIG Listserv. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name and email address added to the listserv.
To send a message to the Ocular Pathobiology SIG Listserv, send your email to email@example.com. Please note that you must be a member of this listserv in order to send and receive messages.
Please direct all questions to: Lisa McFadden (240) 283-9712.
Albany Medical College
Ajayi Crowther University
Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusettes Eye and Ear
American Society for Investigative Pathology
Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
Yu Holly Chen
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye & Ear, Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School
University of Florida
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
UT McGovern Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Ana Arcia Franchini
University of Alabama
Tufts University/Tufts School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear
University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
Schepens Eye Research Institute
University of California-Irvine
University of Iowa Institute for Vision Research
Children's Hospital New Orleans
Baylor College of Medicine
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney
Iowa State University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
University of Sydney