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|Title:||2013-2014 Rich Lecture|
|Date:||01.15.2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
|Location:||Callahan Eye Hospital, 3rd Floor, Smith Education Center|
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DescriptionSpeaker: Zsolt Ablonczy, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Storm Eye Institute, Charleston, South Carolina
Seminar title: "The composition of retinal pigment epithelium lipofuscin"
Research Interests: My laboratory is interested in understanding how endogenous and environmental factors influence the function of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). I currently have two primary research interests. The first is to understand the role of the RPE in the development and resolution of retinal edema. This project combines cell and molecular biology in fhRPE cultures with the use of spectral domain OCT technology. I am also involved in the development of molecularly specific imaging methods to spatially map the lipofuscin and bis-retinoid content of the human eye. This project relies heavily on my background in mass spectrometry and protein chemistry.