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Joseph F. Arboleda-Velasquez, M.D., Ph.D.

Center Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Arboleda-Velasquez is interested in the study of the cell signaling mechanisms controlling the integrity of the vasculature in a diabetic environment. He uses novel technologies to study cell-cell and protein-protein interactions using imaging methods and enzymes to explore the cell signaling circuitry underlying diabetic microangiopathy. In addition, he is investigating novel mechanisms contributing to proliferative diabetic retinopathy using patient-derived cell cultures and next generation sequencing approaches. This research may lead to therapeutic approaches for diabetic retinopathy, which stands as the most prevalent cause of blindness in working adults.

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Joseph F. Arboleda-Velasquez, M.D., Ph.D.


Schepens Eye Research Institute

20 Staniford Street

Boston, MA 02114

T: 617-912-2557

F: 617-912-0128