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Michael J. Young, Ph.D.

Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology
Co-Director, Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute

Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute

Associate Scientist
Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for Ocular Transplantation


Center Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Young studies the repair of the mature, diseased central nervous system, specifically the degeneration that occurs in the retina during disease or injury. He is currently studying human retinal stem cells with the goal of transplanting these cells to the diseased eye to establish functional connectivity between donor retinal stem cells and the mature, diseased host retina. Studies include gene and protein expression, substrate specific differentiation, and retinal transplantation in mice and pigs.

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Michael J. Young, Ph.D.


Schepens Eye Research Institute

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Boston, MA 02114

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