Precise gene editing
Within a collaboration with Professor Knut Stieger’s lab (Uni Giessen, Germany), we assess DNA repair pathways in postmitotic retinal neurons (Pasquini et. al – in revision). We aim to discover ways to harness genomic engineering technologies to precisely repair mutations that cause retinal diseases leading to blindness. Our joint project is funded by the DFG within the priority program SPP2127 “Gene and Cell Based Therapies to Counteract Neuroretinal Degeneration”.