The F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology is part of the Department of Ophthalmology and Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The F.M. Kirby Center was founded in 1994 with a generous gift from the F.M. Kirby Foundation.
The F.M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology is home to the laboratories of five principal investigators who conduct research on the cellular and molecular biology of vision and eye diseases.
Specific areas of research at the F.M. Kirby Center include:
- Molecular bases of inherited retinal degenerations
- Gene therapy-mediated treatment for eye diseases
- The genetics of macular degeneration, myopia and cataract
- Roles of iron overload and oxidative stress in age-related macular degeneration
- Cell biology of photoreceptor outer segments
Please see the descriptions of individual labs for further information.