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Kang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Laboratory web page: http://zhanglab.ucsd.edu

Key words:  Ophthalmic genetics, eye diseases, ophthalmology, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, retina, age-related macular degeneration, macular degeneration, AMD, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degeneration, stem cells, DNA, genes, genetic mapping, SNP markers, bioinformatics, HTRA1, aging, methylation


  1. Genetic and molecular basis of eye diseases
  2. Collection of blood or skin biopsy samples from patients with late-life blinding disorders and from healthy controls for a stem cell bank.
  3. Cell based therapy for degenerative retinal disease
  4. Generating human retinal models of eye diseases

These projects are available for the following: