Pat D’Amore, Senior Scientist and Director of Research at the Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology Harvard Medical School will be delivering a seminar at the John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 12:00-1:00 pm
Abstract: VEGF has a well established role in vascular development and pathology; however, its possible function in the adult is just being investigated. Our observations point to critical roles for VEGF in various adult tissues, most notably the eye. These findings have important implications for chronic VEGF blockage such as occurs with the long-term use of VEGF neutralizing therapies.