Center/Research Area Affiliations
An internationally trained scientist, Dr. Baranov is committed to the development of stem-cell based and molecular therapies for blinding diseases. His lab is spearheading the transplantation of stem-cell derived retinal ganglion cells in animal models of Glaucoma. They have demonstrated that it is possible to produce functional RGCs from stem cells and successfully engraft them into the diseased retina. Now they combine the advancements in stem cell biology with tissue engineering and imaging tools to address major hurdles in RGC replacement. He also works on collaborative projects, that explore neuroprotection and disease modeling.
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2007: MSc, MD, Medicine, Medical cybernetics, Russian State Medical University (RSMU)
2011: PhD, Cell Biology, Ophthalmology, RSMU, Research Institute for Eye Diseases, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
2014: Postdoctoral fellowship, Retinal regeneration/tissue engineering, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear
2017-present: Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
2010-present: International Society for Stem Cell Research
2011-present: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
2015-present: International Society for Eye Research
2011: Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology Award (with Caio Regatieri and Michael Young), Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology
2017: ARVO/Genentech AMD Fellowship