External Resources:

Radha Ayyagari, Ph.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology
Viterbi Family Chair of Ophthalmic Genetics
Director of Shiely Eye Institute Biobank

Website: https://shileyeye.ucsd.edu/faculty/radha-ayyagari
Email: rayyagari@health.ucsd.edu

Pathways/processes: Degeneration, aging, human genetics, and epigenetics
Teams/Collaborations: Kelly Frazer, Bing Ren
Approaches: Genomics, patient recruitment, disease modeling
Disease: ophthalmic Diseases

Our lab focuses on the genetics and molecular mechanisms underlying ophthalmic diseases with emphasis on retinal degeneration. We study patient tissue, iPSC and mouse models and utilize genomics and epigenomics technologies to identify genetic causes of retinal diseases in order to understand molecular pathology.