Cell & Molecular Biology of the Retina lab (CMBR)

Our primary goal in the Cell and Molecular Biology of the Retina laboratory (CMBR) is to further the understanding of retinal function and development in the normal and diseased retina. Can the retina be a diagnostic tissue for a range of diseases?


We are particularly interested in characterising the mechanisms of cell loss in the retina to aid the understanding of conditions that lead to blindness, particularly age related macular degeneration. The strategy of the research is to characterize the human and animal model retina to advance clinical consideration of ocular diseases.

We are also looking at the role of the retina as an “extension of the central nervous system” to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of brain conditions.

We are always looking for new members to join our hard working team working on a variety of projects.