Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), MSHS

Postdoctoral Researcher

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), MSHS, United States

New York City, NY, United States

Dr. Bo Chen’s laboratory (bo.chen@mssm.edu) is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral trainees to pursue research on reprogramming glial cells into retinal neurons, the most challenging topic in visual neuroscience. We demonstrate, in our recent paper published the August 15th, 2018 issue of Nature (Nature. 2018 Aug;560(7719):484-488), that reprogramming of Muller glial cells, retina’s own stem cells, into functional rod photoreceptors restores vision in congenital blindness. The retina has multiple types of glial cells that can be used for in vivo reprogramming for functional regeneration. In vivo reprogramming could be a powerful therapeutic strategy for treating an array of human retinal neurodegenerative diseases causing vision impairment and blindness. Our newly renovated laboratory sits on the high floor research building right next to Central Park in Manhattan, overlooking the beautiful skyline of New York City.    


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Postdoctoral Researcher