Fisher Lab Teams Up with UCI to Tackle Blindness

September 06, 2012

Stem Cell Center Professor Steve Fisher and colleagues Geoff Lewis and Gabe Luna have joined forces with UCI Ophthalmologist Henry Klassen to develop a stem cell therapy for Retinis Pigmentosa. Dr. Klassen is Principal Investigator on a new $17.3M “disease team” grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. In addition to UCSB, collaborators include Cedars Sinai and UC Davis. This project will be the second CIRM disease team effort that includes UCSB, both focused on ocular disease.