Research Program

Nady Golestaneh

Nady Golestaneh, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology, & Biochemistry
Office: Med-Dent Bldg, Room NE 203
Lab: Med-Dent Bldg, Room NE 212-218
Education: BS, MS, PhD from University of Paris VI, Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Current Research: Dr. Golestaneh’s lab is investigating how aging mechanisms affect the cells and induce diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Using patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), Dr. Golestaneh is studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms that induce AMD and is developing ways to stop this disease from occurring. Another focus of the lab is developing new methods of autologous cell-based therapy for AMD by generating patient-specific stem cell-derived neuroretinal cells.