Stem Cells and Regeneration

Summary: Stem cells are biological cells found in all multicellular organisms, that can divide through mitosis and differentiate into diverse specialized cell types and can self renew to produce more stem cells.

Dr. Zhang is involved in research using use stem cells to derive retinal neurons to repair retinal damage in macular degeneration, glaucoma and optic atrophy, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, and other diseases affecting the retina.