Dr. Alessandra Angelucci Receives NIH Grant

Oct 20, 2016 9:00 AM


Dr. Angelucci is professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and specializes in visual cortex circuitry and function at the Moran Eye Center. Work in her lab is essential to understanding how vision actually occurs in the brain and how it might be reproduced. Retinal degenerations, glaucoma, and eye traumas often produce such devastating eye damage that only a cortical prosthesis could restore vision.

Lack of knowledge of the complex organization of visual cortex and inability to reproduce patterns of signaling required by cortex have prevented such "synthetic vision" from becoming a reality. The Angelucci Lab is Moran Eye Center's lead in developing this knowledge, making us unique among eye centers world-wide.
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