The Role of microRNAs in Retinal Glia Function

In our laboratory we investigate the impact of microRNAs in the different phases of glial activation after injury and/or disease. This will give us a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of gliosis in order to develop strategies to minimize the inhibitory nature of this process. The long-term goal is to develop new approaches and therapies to attenuate the glial response after damage which might allow neuroprotection and partial regeneration in the neural retina as part of the central nervous system.