Using stem cells to model and treat diabetic retinopathy

Reinhold Medina
Reinhold Medina

Scientific title: Harnessing vascular stem cells to model and treat diabetic retinopathy
Principal Investigator: Dr Reinhold Medina
Institution: Queen’s University Belfast
Project duration: 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2019

Objective:  One of the possible complications from type 1 is blood vessel damage, which can lead to other problems such as diabetic retinopathy. Dr Medina and his team are developing a model of this damage that can be used to test potential treatments, and are investigating if stem cells could form part of one such treatment.

Categories: Treat, Career Development Award, Complications